August 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Brian Robiskie (18) prior to their preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Detroit Lions Sign WR Brian Robiske

Just two days after losing wide receiver Nate Burleson to a season ending leg injury, the Detroit Lions have signed free agent wide receiver Brian Robiskie.

It remains to be seen if Robiskie can be anything more than simply a replacement on the roster. Titus Young, Ryan Broyles and Tony Scheffler are expected to see more passes with Burleson out of the lineup but Robiskie will likely get a shot to catch the occasional pass.

Robiskie was drafted out of Ohio State by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft. He appeared in 11 games and made seven catches as a rookie. He increased his production to 29 catches for 310 yards and three touchdowns in his second year with the Browns but was cut during year three for roster space.

The Jaguars were awarded the waiver claim on Robiskie although he didn’t appear in a game for them before ultimately being released this past September.

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