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Falcons set to sign WR Brian Robiskie

10/9/2013

Following the loss of top receiver Julio Jones to season-ending foot surgery, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with free-agent receiver Brian Robiskie on a one-year contract, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com.

The 6-foot-4, 212-pound Robiskie has the size to fill the role of a big receiver. He was a second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2009 following a stellar career at Ohio State. Robiskie started 14 games in three seasons with the Browns. He then spent time with Jacksonville, and last season played in six games for Detroit.

Robiskie has 43 career receptions for 485 yards and four touchdowns. His longest reception was a 46-yard touchdown with the Browns. The Falcons became accustomed to such explosive-type plays with Jones.

Jones is scheduled to have surgery Monday, and will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. Robiskie will fill Jones’ roster spot.

Robiskie is the son of Falcons assistant head coach Terry Robiskie, who works with the wide receivers.