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Falcons add Ferguson to help depleted receiver corps

August 6th, 2009

The AJC reports that the Falcons have signed veteran wide receiver Robert Ferguson to help out their weakened wide receiver position. Yesterday it was revealed that wideout Harry Douglas will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in practice. The Falcons are also dealing with the holdout of Roddy White as well.

Ferguson played 8 games last year for the Minnesota Vikings, catching 3 passes for 25 yards. The previous season he started 8 of 15 games for the Vikings, with 32 receptions for 391 yards and 1 touchdown. Ferguson was a 2nd round pick for the Green Bay Packers in 2001, and spent six seasons with that team before joining the Vikings in 2007. In six seasons with the Packers, he started 26 of 60 games, catching 116 passes for 1,577 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Falcons still have an available roster spot, which could be used to add another receiver.

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