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Falcons keep it in the family, will sign Brian Robiskie


The Falcons were dealt a serious blow by the loss of wide receiver Julio Jones for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

There’s no way that the Falcons are going to be able to replace what Jones provided to the offense, but placing him on injured reserve does open up a spot on the roster that needs to be filled. The Falcons didn’t have to look all that far to find it.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the team will be signing wide receiver Brian Robiskie to their roster. Getting a scouting report on Robiskie’s skills was easy since his father Terry is Atlanta’s assistant head coach and wide receivers coach.

The younger Robiskie played six games with the Lions last season and remained with the team through offseason workouts before getting cut in June. He entered the league as as a second-round pick of the Browns in 2009, but never developed into an effective target in Cleveland as he caught just 39 passes during his three years with the team.

It’s unlikely he’ll give the Falcons even that much unless his dad’s presence on the sideline pushes him to unforeseen levels of playing time.

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4 Responses to “Falcons keep it in the family, will sign Brian Robiskie”
  1. orndorf2 says: Oct 10, 2013 7:17 AM

    Nepotism often bypasses the best man for the job…..just saying.

  2. philliampenn says: Oct 10, 2013 7:31 AM

    Seems like daddy put his job on the line for them to sign his son. Hope it works out.

  3. dcapettini says: Oct 10, 2013 7:54 AM

    It is really hard to believe that Robiskie is a better choice than other free agent WRs such as Brandon Lloyd. Dad being a coach on the team seems to be more of a liability than an asset. Hey! I’d rather have T.O.

  4. titaniksigh says: Oct 10, 2013 10:02 AM


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