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Falcons Sign Former Saints WR/KR Courtney Roby

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This is a surprise signing. The Falcons add a potential special teams contributor and wide receiver depth in new signing Courtney Roby, who was out of football in 2013.

In case you wanted to see new Falcon Courtney Roby not catching a football...
In case you wanted to see new Falcon Courtney Roby not catching a football...
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If you were concerned about Atlanta's depth at wide receiver, I have nothing but bad news for you. The Falcons just signed a 31 year-old with 332 career receiving yards and did not play football in 2013.

If that name sounds sort of familiar, it is because Roby was a New Orlean Saint for five seasons before getting dumped last August.

The former 3rd round pick out of Indiana has only 25 catches since being drafted in 2005. While Roby doesn't provide a whole lot in the pass catching department, he very well may earn a roster spot based on his great speed and special teams abilities. Wide receivers have not really "broken out" on the wrong side of 30 after failing to produce with Drew Brees at quarterback.

With the addition of Devin Hester, Roby will likely be limited to gunner on special teams and be at the bottom of Atlanta's wide receiver depth chart, if he makes the roster at all.

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