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Falcons sign Robert Ferguson

A day after losing receiver Harry Douglas for the season, the Falcons signed veteran wideout Robert Ferguson to a new contract, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

While the Falcons were plugging one hole, another leak emerged. Safety William Moore, the team’s second round pick, will miss 1-4 weeks after having a “procedure” on his left knee.

Moore will be back, but Douglas’ season-long absence means that Ferguson has a good chance to make the team.

After Roddy White, Michael Jenkins, and Brian Finneran, the Falcons don’t have much else at wide receiver.  Ferguson was a productive special teamer in Green Bay and Minnesota. 

White continues to hold out, and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Thursday that Douglas’ injury won’t have any effect on White’s negotiations.

Watching a few preseason games with this receiver group might.

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9 Responses to “Falcons sign Robert Ferguson”
  1. paco says: Aug 6, 2009 5:41 PM

    The bottom of the barrel, it has been scraped. Ferguson had a bright future in GB. But he never managed to get the job done. I didn’t know he was even still playing. Atlanta better hope Turner stays healthy because Ryan will have no one to throw to.

  2. Abe Froeman says: Aug 6, 2009 5:45 PM

    Too bad about Moore. He’s extremely talented, but injuries may prevent him from ever having a meaningful career. Too bad.

  3. atlantafalCANS says: Aug 6, 2009 5:50 PM

    I guess we shall see…you can add Jerious Norwood to that list of receivers…move over Reggie Bush!

  4. MaineMan says: Aug 6, 2009 6:13 PM

    After Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, and Jerious Norwood, Ryan doesn’t have many guys to throw to.
    I mean, that’s not as horrible as a couple other teams. But if opponents stop Turner and build a good lead into the 4th quarter, that might not be enough.

  5. nerd says: Aug 6, 2009 6:20 PM

    Ferguson had potential, but never lived up to it. And was never the same after he got clotheslined by Donovan Darius.
    Ron Wolf would have drafted Chris Chambers, but Coach Mike Sherman wanted Ferguson instead. Some kind of connection with the alma mater or something. Idiot.

  6. wrath4771 says: Aug 6, 2009 8:52 PM

    If you need a spectacular drop then Robert Ferguson is your man. We’re not just talking through the hands, but off the hands, off the chest, off his helmet spectacular. He had some great looking drops in Gren Bay.
    Now if you actually want him to catch the ball…

  7. FumbleNuts says: Aug 7, 2009 1:00 AM

    Maybe Tony G. can teach him to catch?

  8. JimmySmith says: Aug 7, 2009 7:27 AM

    Atlanta might not realize just how low they went in signing him. If the guy couldn’t cut it for the Vikings, just how bad can we really be?
    Maybe its just a training camp body, no chance of making the final 53.

  9. RagnartheViking says: Aug 7, 2009 8:40 AM

    I’m constantly amazed how foolish you make yourself look Jimmy. Making fun of a team that was mostly recently 4 games better than your own.
    Keep up you delusions, the glory years for the pack are back. you know, 5-11 every year?
    1 1st round pick unsigned, the other pulling a hammie, how’s that 3-4 looking now?
    Idiot

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