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Robinson keeps his role in perspective for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Dunta Robinson's second year with Atlanta is much like his first.

The $22 million cornerback has earned more notoriety for his physical style of play than his coverage skills. Though he doesn't mind having a tough image, Robinson would appreciate a few more interceptions.

He has no picks this season and just one in 23 games with the Falcons, including last season's playoff loss to Green Bay.

When Robinson signed a six-year free-agent contract with Atlanta in March 2010, the Falcons introduced him as the shut-down cornerback they desperately lacked in the secondary.

Many fans might have expected more interceptions for such a high-priced player, but coach Mike Smith says Robinson "has been an integral part of what we're trying to do" and "fits very well into our scheme."

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