With Roddy White holding out and Harry Douglas out for the season with a knee injury, the Falcons inked veteran receiver Robert Ferguson and signed free agent wide receiver Marty Booker to bolster their wide receiver corps.
The move to add Ferguson was in the works before Douglas went down with a season-ending injury. Ferguson worked out for the Falcons along with wide receiver Ike Hilliard early Thursday morning, said Brian Overstreet, Ferguson’s agent.
Ferguson, 6-foot-1, 209 pounds has played in 83 games with 34 starts. He had 151 career catches for 1,993 yards and 13 touchdowns. “We had been contacted prior to the injury,” Overstreet said. “We just felt they were looking for some veteran help for whatever reason.”
In 141 career games, 116 of them starts, Booker has caught 523 passes for 6,522 yards and 36 touchdowns. He has played six seasons with Chicago and four with Miami.