Robinson wants to avoid Texans’ franchise tag

Houston Texans CB Dunta Robinson is not in training camp, and has yet to sign a contract. Robinson told The Houston Chronicle during a phone interview he’s likely to join the team during the first week of the regular season, but would report immediately if the team promised not to place its franchise tag on him for the second consecutive season.

ā€œIā€™d be on the way to the airport while we were talking, and be the first one at the next practice if they did that,ā€ Robinson said in a telephone interview from Sarasota, Fla., where he is working out to prepare for the upcoming season.

Robinson said should the negotiations stretch to the end of the preseason he would report and do his best to be ready for the season opener against the Jets on Sept. 13. With a new defensive coordinator (Frank Bush) and a new secondary coach (David Gibbs), Robinson admits that it might not be easy for him to get up to speed.

Robinson returned from a serious knee injury to play in 11 games last season, starting six.

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