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Chiefs add CB Robinson, WR Avery on busy day

Wednesday - 3/13/2013, 4:38pm  ET

DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs remained active in free agency on Wednesday, announcing a deal with cornerback Dunta Robinson and agreeing to a contract with former Colts wide receiver Donnie Avery.

The Chiefs also scheduled a news conference to introduce quarterback Alex Smith, who was acquired in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers when the new league year began Tuesday.

Under new general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs have been at work overhauling a team that went 2-14 last season, and will have the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft for the first time. They have already signed wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and punter Dustin Colquitt to long-term deals, franchised left tackle Branden Albert, and agreed to contracts with free-agent tight end Anthony Fasano, defensive tackle Mike DeVito and backup quarterback Chase Daniel.

Robinson, who was cut by the Falcons three years into a six-year, $54 million deal, should provide depth across the defensive backfield for the Chiefs. He not only could play cornerback opposite Brandon Flowers, but he has the ability to play nickel back or back up starting safeties Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis.

The former first-round draft pick of the Texans, Robinson has played 131 games over nine NFL seasons with Houston and Atlanta. He has 580 career tackles, 5
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