Corner back is an area of need for the Patriots, and the top free agent target, Dunta Robinson, is likely off the market. It is being reported that Robinson is close to a deal with Atlanta, and that is likely to happen within the next couple of hours. As far as the Pats go, the deal with affect the negotiations with Leigh Bodden, which have been on-going. Robinson’s deal will likely set the market and hopefully the Pats will be able to close the deal with Bodden. Seattle, Houston, and Pittsburgh are also vying for Bodden’s services.
At WR, Nate Burleson signed a 5-year deal with the Lions, taking him off the market. Receiver is another position of need for the Pats, and a good #2 WR is now off the market.