With Julio Jones now placed on IR for the remainder of the season, the Atlanta Falcons have reached out to veteran Brian Robiskie in hopes of shoring up the offense.
The Falcons have placed WR Julio Jones on injured reserve and signed WR Brian Robiskie.
— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) October 10, 2013
Robiskie, a fifth-year wide receiver out of Ohio State University, has posted a pedestrian 43 receptions for 485 yards since he was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second-round of the 2009 draft.
He was most recently cut after six games by the Detroit Lions, where he registered four catches for 44 yards in 2012.
In other words, he’s anything but a game-changer and you shouldn’t expect much. He will mostly see the field as nothing more than a situational possession receiver as both Kevin Cone and Drew Davis both offer more upside and are better blockers.
It’s also worth noting that Robiskie is the son of Falcons wide receiver coach Terry Robiskie. Which, at the very least, could be considered a conflict of interest to some.