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Old 02-11-2009, 01:01 PM   #532
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Signing Dunta Robinson priority for Texans

If the Texans are unable to re-sign cornerback Dunta Robinson, it will change their philosophy entering the draft. Rather than pursuing a defensive end who can provide a pass rush opposite Mario Williams with their first-round pick, general manager Rick Smith would have to look for a cornerback to replace Robinson. Ohio State's Malcolm Jenkins, the best cornerback in the draft, will be gone before the Texans make a pick. To acquire him would require moving up and sacrificing a valuable draft choice, possibly even a second-round selection. Although the Indianapolis scouting combine pro days and private workouts remain in the evaluation process, as it stands now, no other cornerback is worth the 15th pick. That's why re-signing Robinson is imperative. Robinson, who turns 27 in April, wants to re-sign with the Texans. The Texans want him back. Robinson and his agent, Jason Chayut, have a figure they believe he's worth. The Texans have a figure they believe Robinson is worth. Smith and Chayut are negotiating on a new deal. Both sides have been tight-lipped about the negotiations. -- Houston Chronicle
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