Jaguars dump Brian Robiskie

Reuters

The Jaguars have thrown in towel on their attempt to find the talent that made Brian Robiskie the 36th overall pick of the 2009 NFL draft.

Mark Long of the Associated Press reports that the Jaguars have released the wide receiver, along with tight end Colin Cloherty. Robiskie joined the team off of waivers last November when the Browns, who drafted Robiskie, decided that he wasn’t showing enough to merit further employment. Robiskie never played with the Jags last season and he was inactive again on Sunday.

Robiskie has just 39 catches in his career. Once Cecil Shorts and Kevin Elliot, who dressed on Sunday, passed him in the Jaguars’ pecking order, the writing for this move was on the wall. Robiskie’s father Terry is the Falcons’ receiving coach, although there doesn’t seem to be a spot for him in Atlanta. He could look further south in Florida to the Dolphins as a possibility, but Robiskie hasn’t shown enough to suggest he’s an improvement on even that modest group of pass catchers.

The Jaguars signed tight end Stephen Spach and offensive lineman Herb Taylor. Signing Taylor, who was with Green Bay this summer, might suggest that injuries suffered by Uche Nwaneri, Eben Britton and Cameron Bradfield will cause some or all of them to miss time.

20 responses to “Jaguars dump Brian Robiskie

  1. It was a matter of the Jags needing a roster spot for an offensive lineman. Robiskie was the sixth WR on a team that wanted to carry only five, and the fact that they initially kept him implies they liked him. He got open frequently (admittedly against backups) and caught every pass thrown to him in the preseason.

  2. Another brilliant Browns draft pick. They’re just so good at this whole draft thing. Brandon Weeden is well on his way to a similarly spectacular Brian Robiskie-esque career.

  3. Slowbiskie! If you can’t make it in Cleveland as a receiver you can’t make it anywhere. Not surprised. Sorry Cleveland, but c’mon, you know its true in this case.

  4. I was curious when they’d begin signing offensive lineman.

    They’re dropping like flies in Duval.

    No more bathing in the St.Johns.

  5. Are u f’n kidding me??
    He was as reliable as it gets in the preseason, they never gave him a chance. He was inactive on Sunday for crying out loud. Then u dump Cloherty, wtf is Gene Smith thinking?? This guy better be on the hot seat this year, this personnel move marks many question marks as both guys were productive.
    I reeeeally can’t stand Gene ‘s tactic anymore. He’s senseless, classless, & has very little eye for talent.

  6. Are u f’n kidding me??
    He was as reliable as it gets in the preseason, they never gave him a chance. He was inactive on Sunday for crying out loud. Then u dump Cloherty, wtf is Gene Smith thinking?? This guy better be on the hot seat this year, this personnel move marks many questions as both guys were productive.
    I reeeeally can’t stand Gene’s tactics anymore. He’s senseless, classless, & has very little eye for talent.

  7. Sure there is a spot for Brian Robiskie as the 5th receiver. Tim Toone initially made the roster but was injured & the others in camp didn’t distinguish themselves (cough*Drew Davis*cough). There is already a D. Davis at QB anyway, no duplicate names allowed. It’s bad luck. Probably caused us to lose Grimey. Also bring back Phillipkeith Manley for the OL, baddest new name in the NFL this season.

  8. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 10, 2012 10:58 PM

    On the roster week 1, gets his guaranteed money. Not a bad deal for him.
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    I don’t think so. He is not a vested veteran yet. Fourth year of his rookie contract. I maybe wrong here.

  9. Gene Smith is hardly “classless”. That’s a bizarre comment. As for Robiskie, he’s slow and was the 6th receiver on a lousy team. He won’t be missed plus they needed the roster spot for a warm body on the OL.
    As a poster said, he gets his guaranteed money for the year so don’t cry a lot of tears for him. I was surprised he even made the team.
    Cloherty? Dime a dozen TE. Spach is an upgrade in some way but it’s the bottom of the roster here (again, on a lousy team) so big deal.

  10. “ruthlssjag says:
    Sep 11, 2012 12:09 AM
    Are u f’n kidding me??
    He was as reliable as it gets in the preseason, they never gave him a chance. He was inactive on Sunday for crying out loud. Then u dump Cloherty, wtf is Gene Smith thinking?? This guy better be on the hot seat this year, this personnel move marks many questions as both guys were productive.
    I reeeeally can’t stand Gene’s tactics anymore. He’s senseless, classless, & has very little eye for talent.”

    I hope this is sarcasm. Fans get all excited about guys that look good in the 4th quarter of preseason games. Robiskie is a bust in the NFL and was the sixth best receiver on the roster. And Cloherty is a tight end that can’t block and had a lot of drops. No big deal.

  11. @ruthlssjag Chill, dude. Take a deep breath, and then explain to me who you would have dropped instead. The receivers ahead of Robiskie are more talented and more productive. Cloherty has been effective at times, but he’s just a guy. And they need O-line depth more than they need another tight end.

  12. Really datdangdrewdundunituhgin? Ohio State has produced plenty of productive NFLWRs over the years including some of the all time greats: Paul Warfield, Cris Carter, Dante Lavelli, Santonio Holmes, Terry Glenn, Joey Galloway, Brian Hartline. Sure they’ve had some busts as well but what school hasn’t?

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