The Atlanta Falcons sign undrafted wide receiver Dicky Lyons.
Falcons Sign WR Robert Ferguson
The AJC also reports that Ferguson beat out former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Ike Hilliard during a workout for Falcons' officials on Thursday morning.
Originally chosen in the second-round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, Ferguson has 151 receptions for 1,993 yards and 13 touchdowns during his 8-year career in the NFL.
Ferguson's top season as a pro came in 2003, when he started 12 games, finishing the season with 38 receptions for 520 yards four touchdowns, all career-highs.
He has spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
Ferguson joins a receiving corps in Atlanta that not only is reeling from the loss of Douglas, but is also currently without Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White, who is seeking a long-term contract and has yet to report to the Falcons training camp.
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