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Atlanta Falcons blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons WR Harry Douglas inactive for Vikings

  • 2:58 pm Sunday, September 28th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

MINNEAPOLIS — Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, who suffered a foot injury in the Tampa Bay game, was listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report will be inactive for today’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Douglas, the team’s No. 3 wide receiver, has 12 catches for 121 yards and one touchdown on the season. With Douglas out, Devin Hester will slide up into the No. 3 wide receiver slot.

Eric Weems and Courtney Roby will likely split duty as the team’s number four wide receiver. Weems could also give the Falcons a return option if Devin Hester needs a break.

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Countdown to camp: Day 4 — Wide receivers

  • 6:00 am Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH — The countdown rolls on!

Coach Mike Smith, who was out in Montana, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who was out cycling with Lance Armstrong, reported back to the office on Monday.

The HBO cameras are all in place and rolling. The first big event was Smith’s staff meeting with the assistant coaches.

The rookies report today, the veterans Thursday and the first practice is set for Friday.

We started our countdown 10 days out.

Countdown to camp: Day 10 – The new coaches

Countdown to camp: Day 9 – Special teams

Countdown to camp: Day 8 – Defensive backs

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Falcons sign former Saints WR Courtney Roby

  • 5:34 pm Friday, June 27th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

The Falcons signed wide receiver and special teams maven Courtney Roby, formerly of the New Orleans Saints, today, according to the team.

The Falcons created a roster spot by releasing wide receiver Dominique Croom on Tuesday.

Roby, 31, was the Saints’ special teams captain before being released in their cut-down to 53 players last season. He’s 6-foot-1 and 189 pounds and played at Indiana.

Roby was with the Saints from 2008 to 2012..

His biggest contributions were made on special teams as a return man and on punt and kickoff coverage. He was a “gunner” on coverage teams.

He played in 62 games with the Saints and [More]