The Falcons have added wide receiver Freddy Martino to the active roster from the practice squad, releasing wide receiver Courtney Roby in a corresponding move. Martino joined the Falcons as an undrafted free agent in May. Roby caught one pass for 11 yards in his four games with the team.
The Falcons backups made an impact Thursday against the Buccaneers. With the team up by a ton, Atlanta started using their subs in the third quarter. Jacquizz Rodgers received five carries for 6 yards. Rodgers also caught a pass for 3 yards. Eric Weems seemed to be the biggest beneficiary, hauling in four passes for 69 yards. Fullback Patrick DiMarco gained 35 yards on three catches. Levine Toilolo also contributed, catching two passes for 25 yards. Courtney Roby picked up 11 yards on one reception. They'll take on the Vikings Week 4.
The Falcons' list of inactives for Week 2 at Cincinnati includes quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Courtney Roby, defensive back Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, offensive lineman James Stone, offensive lineman Jake Matthews and defensive lineman Cliff Matthews. Jake Matthews, the starting left tackle, is the only one actually battling an injury. He was ruled out earlier in the week with a bad ankle.
With Julio Jones out for the season and Roddy White dealing with hamstring and ankle injuries, the Falcons are holding tryouts at receiver, according to reporter Howard Balzer. The team is bringing in wideouts Mohamed Massaquoi, Brian Robiskie, Courtney Roby and Matt Willis, the report said.
The Saints terminated the contract of Courtney Roby, a longtime special teams ace and a wide receiver for New Orleans. Other contracts terminated: defensive end Jay Richardson, cornerback Chris Carr and safety Jim Leonhard. Center Eric Olsen was placed on Injured Reserve.In addition, the Saints waived the following 17 players from the roster: quarterback Ryan Griffin, wide receiver Preston Parker, fullback Austin Johnson, wide receiver Saalim Hakim, guard Elliott Mealer, tight end Keavon Milton, tight end Mike Higgins, guard Andrew Tiller, center Jeremiah Warren, linebacker Rayford Shipman, linebacker Rufus Johnson, defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui, safety Jerico Nelson, linebacker Baraka Atkins, tackle Marcel Jones, cornerback Korey Lindsey and cornerback Jumal Rolle.
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