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Chiefs sign former Falcons CB Dunta Robinson to three-year cont…

Chiefs sign former Falcons CB Dunta Robinson to three-year contract

yahoo.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 8, 2013
NFL teams can't sign soon-to-be free agents currently under contract with their current teams until next Tuesday, but released players are fair game, and the Kansas City Chiefs snapped up just such a player on Friday night. As first reported by ESPN's A…
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  • Titans, Saints could be next for Abraham

    Titans, Saints could be next for Abraham

    profootballtalk.com Mar 8, 2013
    Former Falcons defensive end John Abraham currently is touring a couple of West Coast teams, the Seahawks and the 49ers. Next, Abraham will head in the opposition direction.  The potential destinations include either the Titans or the Saints. The order …
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  • The Falcons Will Get a New Stadium

    The Falcons Will Get a New Stadium

    nytimes.com Mar 8, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons have a deal with the city for a $1 billion stadium with a retractable roof, with the team picking up 80 percent of the cost.
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  • Film of the NFC South chat

    Film of the NFC South chat

    ESPN.com Mar 8, 2013
    Let’s take a team-by-team look at the highlights from Friday’s NFC South chat: ATLANTA FALCONS CB (Charleston): I really like your idea of the Falcons going after Avril. He's young and could lock down the defense for a while. With around 20 mill in ca
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  • Falcons have “ramped up” negotiations with William Moore, Sam …

    Falcons have “ramped up” negotiations with William Moore, Sam Baker

    profootballtalk.com Mar 8, 2013
    The Falcons opted not to use the franchise tag to secure the services of safety William Moore from the 2013 season, but that wasn’t a sign that they didn’t want Moore to remain in Atlanta. The team is still interested in holding onto Moore and D. Orla
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  • Eight in the Box: Top offseason targets

    Eight in the Box: Top offseason targets

    ESPN.com Mar 8, 2013
    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week’s topic: Who should be the primary target (including trades) for each team when free agency begins? Atlanta Falcons. After releasing veteran
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  • My top 50 free agents

    My top 50 free agents

    CNNSI.com Mar 8, 2013
    The deadline has passed for teams to assign franchise tags to the impending free agents they want to keep. Those who weren't tagged and don't re-sign with their teams before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12 will officially enter the free agent market.
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Mar 8, 2013
    Time for a look at the Friday morning headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS With John Abraham gone, D. Orlando Ledbetter throws out the possibility of the Falcons moving defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux to defensive end. Babineaux did …
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  • Video - Jackson Voids Contract, Wants To Start 04:59

    Jackson Voids Contract, Wants To Start

    Mar 8
    Steven Jackson discusses voiding the final year of his contract with the Rams and where he would like to play.

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  • Peter King: Top 50 free agents of 2013

    Mar 8
    The deadline has passed for teams to assign franchise tags to the impending free agents they want to keep. Those who weren't tagged and don't re-sign with their teams before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12 will officially enter the free agent market.
  • Clayton: Mike Wallace is the gem of this FA class

    Mar 8
    Mike Wallace is the gem of this free-agent period, which features a new provision for preliminary talks.
  • Chadiha: Terrelle Pryor has far to go

    Mar 8
    The success of other young, multidimensional QBs has given Terrelle Pryor an opening. But is he ready?
  • The Sports Guy breaks down the worst contracts in basketball

    Mar 8
    After uncovering Patient Zero for insane spending, the Sports Guy brings us up to date on basketball's truly atrocious deals.