Courtney Roby

Falcons Release Roby, Promote Martino

The Falcons announced that they have released wide receiver Courtney Roby while promoting fellow wide receiver Freddie Martino from the practice squad, tweets Vaughn McClure of (via Twitter).

Martino, a JUCO product, signed with Atlanta as a UFDA on May 12th. In his four years for the North Greenville Crusaders, the 6’0″ WR caught 296 passes for 3,766 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Roby, 31, has 92 career NFL games to his credit and his best work has come as a kick returner. In 2009, he returned 42 kicks for an average of 27.5 yards per attempt with the Saints.

Free Agent Notes: Roby, Nwaneri, Colledge

Here are a handful of free agent notes from around the NFL. We’ll continue to update this post throughout the night as more news rolls in…

  • The Falcons have signed veteran wide receiver Courtney Roby, reports Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo (via Twitter). The 31-year-old’s best season came as a rookie in 2005, when he caught 21 passes for 289 yards with the Titans. Roby appeared in 57 games with Saints from 2009-2012, where he returned 75 kicks for 1,939 yards and served as the team’s special team’s captain.
  • The Cowboys have officially announced the signing of veteran guard Uche Nwaneri, who was reported to be heading to Dallas earlier this week. To make room on the roster, the team placed guard Tyronne Green on the reserved/injured list.
  • Offensive lineman Daryn Colledge is planning on visiting the Dolphins, reports Jason Cole of the National Football Post (via Twitter). The team is seeking a center after losing starter Mike Pouncey, who underwent hip surgery earlier this week. Colledge, a former second-round pick, spent five years with the Packers prior to joining the Cardinals.