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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Falcons add TE Pollard

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

The Falcons just announced a series of minor roster moves.

Receiver Laurent Robinson and cornerback/special teams player David Irons were placed on the injured reserve list. They signed veteran tight end Marcus Pollard to fill one of the roster spots and promoted safety Eric Brock from the practice squad to take the other spot.

They also signed cornerback Darius Vinnett and offensive lineman Michael Butterworth to the practice squad.

The most interesting move here is Pollard, who was with the Falcons in training camp. He's a 14-year veteran who spent most of his career with the Colts and has 40 career touchdown catches. The Falcons don't throw to their tight ends a lot and that's not going to change dramatically now. But Pollard gives a young team someone with lots of experience and he could end up making a play or two.