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Falcons CBS Robinson, Samuel find common ground

By GEORGE HENRY
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson never questioned Atlanta's offseason trade for Asante Samuel.

Robinson, a ninth-year veteran in his third season with Atlanta, was the undisputed leader of the team's secondary when Samuel, 1 of the NFL's most talkative players, arrived last spring.

It didn't take long for Robinson to embrace a teammate with two Super Bowl rings and four trips to the Pro Bowl.

Robinson, still seeking his first Super Bowl appearance and Pro Bowl bid, says he and Brent Grimes bonded quickly with Samuel in the offseason.

When a torn Achilles tendon ended Grimes' season in Week 1, Robinson and Samuel both say they grew even closer, knowing they had to trust each other to help the Falcons win.

Atlanta (7-0) hosts Dallas (3-4) on Sunday.

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