The Atlanta Falcons today signed TE Marquez Branson to the practice squad and placed practice squad TE Robbie Agnone on injured reserve practice squad with a foot injury.
Branson, 6-foot-3, 247 pounds, was originally signed by the Denver Broncos as a rookie free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft. Branson spent his rookie season on the Broncos practice squad after playing in 23 games in two seasons at Central Arkansas. The Starkville, Miss., native totaled 82 career receptions for 1,236 yards (15.1 avg.) while at Central Arkansas. His 18 touchdowns ranked fifth in school history and in his senior season he posted 45 catches for 737 yards and 11 touchdowns, which earned him All-Southland Conference honors.
Agnone, 6-foot-6, 260 pounds, was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Washington Redskins in 2009. The Etters, Pa., native was signed by the Falcons on July 31 after spending the 2009 season on the New England Patriots practice squad. He was signed to the Falcons practice squad after being waived as part of the final roster cut downs.