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With hole at CB, Bodden to visit Texans

Former Houston cornerback Dunta Robinson signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. Joe Fortenbaugh

Print This March 07, 2010, 12:23 PM EST

On Friday evening, the reports began to surface that free agent cornerback Dunta Robinson had agreed to a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

Now, Robinson’s former team—the Houston Texans—is beginning the process of finding a replacement for their all-time interceptions leader.

Free agent cornerback Leigh Bodden will take a trip to Houston to meet with the Texans this week, according to a tweet from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

The seven-year veteran out of Duquesne spent the 2009 season with the New England Patriots, where he recorded 55 tackles (47 solo) and five interceptions in 14 starts with the Pats. Prior to signing in New England, Bodden played with the Detroit Lions in 2008 and spent 2003-2007 with the Cleveland Browns.

In addition to the Texans, the Steelers, Seahawks and Patriots have all expressed some interest in Bodden’s services.

Although many consider Robinson (5’10”, 184 pounds) the better of the two cornerbacks (as some would infer from the monster contract he received from the Falcons), the 6’1”, 193-pound Bodden would bring more size to the lineup.

In addition, Bodden was only burned 43 times on 87 defensive targets in 2009 (49.4%), while Robinson was burned 51 times on 83 targets (61.4%).

Yes, “burns” is an actual stat.

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