With the receiving corps struggling with injuries, the Dallas Cowboys are planning on re-signing wide receiver Laurent Robinson, just around a week after the veteran was cut in order to make room for fullback Tony Fiammetta.
The news comes on the heels of the announcement that the Cowboys’ no. 1 receiver, Miles Austin is expected to miss the team’s week three match-up with the Redskins on Monday night with a hamstring injury. Dez Bryant, the no. 2, missed Sunday’s 27-24 victory over the 49ers with a thigh contusion suffered in week one, though he’s expected to return in time for the Washington game.
In four seasons in the NFL--two with the Falcons and two with the Rams--Robinson has 89 receptions for 1,000 yards and four touchdowns. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones expects Robinson to come in and contribute immediately.
“He’s ready to go. He’ll be out there,” Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan, via ESPN Dallas. “He’s someone that we [believe has] a lot of promise, but we won’t go outside our roster at receiver for anybody that will help us in a ballgame. Of course, we are really pleased with the way [Jesse] Holley stepped up.”
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