As expected, the Atlanta Falcons have placed superstar WR Julio Jones on the injured reserve with a severe foot fracture, and it was reported earlier this week by FOX Sports’s Jay Glazer that Jones would likely be out with an injury. Jones suffered the injury against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football, and we didn’t have any indication that it would be serious util Glazer’s report.
The Falcons announced the move to place Jones on the I.R., and they also officially announced the signing of 25-year-old Ohio State product Brian Robiskie to take Jones’s place on the Falcons 53-man roster. Robiskie has spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Detroit Lions in his career. His best season came in 2010 with the Browns, as he caught 29 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Robiskie was signed yesterday after being one of four receivers that the Falcons brought in for a workout. One of them was former Browns teammate Mohammed Massaquoi, who recently spent time with the Jaguars as well. Robiskie isn’t much, but his father is the Falcons wide receivers coach, and Robiskie was a high second-round pick in the draft in 2009. I doubt he receives any significant targets this year, and it will be up to Harry Douglas to step up and show that he is a solid WR in this league.