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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Jags add Robiskie, put Sims-Walker on IR

By Paul Kuharsky

List the NFL teams who lack weapons in the passing game and the Jacksonville Jaguars rank high. So do the Cleveland Browns.

So while it’s good that Jacksonville made a move Wedneday to try to get better, by getting Brian Robiskie off waivers from Cleveland, it’s not dissimilar to their grabbing Mike Sims-Walker after he was cut loose by the St. Louis Rams.

Guys who are not good enough to help Cleveland or St. Louis are unlikely to be of much help to Jacksonville, unless they are transformed by a change of scenery and coaching.

The Jaguars put Sims-Walker, who recently rejoined them, on injured reserve with a knee problem to make room for Robiskie.

Robiskie now has time to immerse himself in the Jaguars’ system since they are in a bye week, and perhaps he can have a role in their next game, Nov. 13 against the Colts in Indianapolis.

What does he offer? I asked Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc.

"He has better size than some of their smaller receivers, but he's not nearly as shifty or explosive as those guys," Williamson said. "Robiskie is a pure possession guy that struggles to separate and doesn’t have outstanding physicality. In essence, he is a jack of all trades and a master of none.""

If he can be an effective possession guy, it can't hurt the Jaguars to have him. But the sort of receiver they need comes early in the April draft, where there is some great talent at the position.