Atlanta Falcons sign wide receiver Roby

The Atlanta Falcons have signed free-agent wide receiver Courtney Roby, the team announced on Friday.

Roby (6-0, 189) did not play last season after being cut by New Orleans in training camp. Prior to that, he did little as a receiver, recording 21 of his 25 career catches in 2005 during his rookie season at Tennessee, where he was a third-round pick out of Indiana.

Roby was most valuable as a kick returner, averaging 24.9 yards on 121 returns during his career. He was a special teams captain each of his past two season with the Saints.