Falcons sign TE Marquez Branson to practice squad

Marquez Branson (85) caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in front of Detroit Lions linebacker Zack Follett (49) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, while a member of the  Denver Broncos. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Marquez Branson (85) caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in front of Detroit Lions linebacker Zack Follett (49) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, while a member of the Denver Broncos. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons signed tight end Marquez Branson to the practice squad and placed tight end Robbie Agnone on injured reserve with a foot injury today.

Branson, 6-3, 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, Mississippi 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

Tight end Robbie Agnone making a catch at for the Delaware Blue Hens.

Tight end Robbie Agnone making a catch at for the Delaware Blue Hens.

Southland Conference honors.

Agnone, 6-6, 260 pounds, was injured in practice on Wednesday. He was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Washington Redskins in 2009. The Falcons signed him on July 31, 2010 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.

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218 comments Add your comment

Camaro Bob

October 29th, 2010
8:48 am

yEAH. tONY g IS PRETY MUCH DONE 4 i THING WE CAN GET 1 MORE YEAR FROM HIM THO.

Camaro Bob

October 29th, 2010
8:48 am

Sorry….Caps lock

cejay

October 29th, 2010
9:03 am

Like I said, camaro boob (joe tess), Tony has more than a year left….

pritdapit

October 29th, 2010
9:58 am

joe why did your change ya name?

pritdapit

October 29th, 2010
9:59 am

stendek

October 29th, 2010
10:12 am

For years I was in the “media” business and now I schmooze with the likes of Orlando Ledbetter and Jeff Schulz. So, obviously, I know a lot. Fact is, I’m brilliant. Anyway, as important as that is, I do have a point to make (of course.)

Back when I was doing serious work, I won a Pulitzer prize for an article I did relating to my research on people that are narcissistic anonymous bloggers that submit under various names with the intent to annoy people. Current case in point, SeenThisB4. My conclusion, after exhaustive research is that these folks are nuts ! stendek

mo's gator s'wich ta geaux

October 29th, 2010
10:20 am

mi be gittin reel mad bout all da bad thinks bein sad bout mi buyfrend, seen. evan tho i bin cheetin wi bob, seen steel be mi man. so yall stop bein meen.

President Barock H. Obama

October 29th, 2010
10:23 am

I PROCLAIM THIS TO BE GATOR SNOT SANDWICH DAY. EVERYONE GO TO MO’S.

(I like to yell a lot.)

Howie Long

October 29th, 2010
10:26 am

Things are getting a little crazy here. Let’s get back to football.

Seen This B4

October 29th, 2010
10:29 am

Shut up Howie. Falcan’ts $uck.

GEAUX SAINTS !

cejay

October 29th, 2010
10:31 am

don’t you mean SeenThisB4 ????

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
10:36 am

cejay, what’s happening? Kinda crazy here. Must be the bye week gettin to folks.

SeenThisB4

October 29th, 2010
10:41 am

Enter your comments here

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
10:53 am

You slowgrinders kill me with these moronic comments your #1 in 3rd down conversions, yet have lost 2 games . The Skins are #31 in 3rd down convs. yet have won 4 games. So what have we learned here, hmmmm …… your defense SuXXXXXXXX

stephen hawking

October 29th, 2010
11:05 am

Nice grammar Camaro Bob!

SawThat1nce

October 29th, 2010
11:05 am

Falcons are 5-2, Seen.

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
11:07 am

SeenThisB4,

Why did you get on the Redskin bandwagon, of all teams to choose from?

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
11:07 am

@ JONESBORO slim Yeah you know who I am a 3-time champ that’s who loser (>: , hmmm….. I wonder if any of those clowns from your 98 squad are still wearing their runner-up jewelry which has nothing but cubic zirconia in it HaHa LOL LOSERS **************************

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
11:11 am

Stop it ,seen. Just get out of here with your Wash crap.

SeenThisB4

October 29th, 2010
11:13 am

I’m sorry. I’m just a loser.

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
11:24 am

What the heck is this crap about Seen, for one I’m not a crawdad catcher from the Bayou. I stand alone in my hatred of them clown Falcons. The only thing I love about ATL is my beautiful Georgia Peach Wife I married & we go back & forth about your sorry teams. I doubt Seen or any of you idiots know anything about Upper Marlboro or Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers. Now back to the topic at hand FALCONS ARE LOSERS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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October 29th, 2010
11:24 am

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PlanB

October 29th, 2010
11:38 am

falster – thanks for the info on Palmer. I look forward to seeing more of him. Basketball background shows he has some athleticism.

cejay

October 29th, 2010
11:42 am

Wash in ATL
Great….yet another bigmouth yankee. How come you northerner’s always have to put on a tough guy/loudmouth attitude…..are you trying to make up for something??????

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
11:59 am

Seen………………..is………………….Wash in Atl

Shut-up Seen ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
12:01 pm

Now Seen is having delusions of a beautiful wife.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
12:02 pm

Seen, go back to “mo.”

Camaro Bob

October 29th, 2010
12:16 pm

Hey I from the nroth and there aint nothin wrong with that we did win a war against U guys.

myra

October 29th, 2010
12:18 pm

Sorry,gotta ask:
Is Kroy Bierman and that Kim woman expecting? Shes on a Real Housewives show?
Is this old news? Just heard from a bird…. If so …wow.

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
12:20 pm

Gimme a break did Seen get under your soft hides that much. Man Up Falcon Fans there is more than one guy who dislikes your scrub QB who barely got by in college & your soft as ice cream defense ****************************************

Camaro Bob

October 29th, 2010
12:21 pm

We tlak football here myra and not N E gossip. May be U should be cookin and cleanin and stead of buggin us on this football blog.

Sid

October 29th, 2010
12:45 pm

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
10:53 am
You slowgrinders kill me with these moronic comments your #1 in 3rd down conversions, yet have lost 2 games . The Skins are #31 in 3rd down convs. yet have won 4 games. So what have we learned here, hmmmm ……
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Babel Fish Translation:
Wash in ATL-I am a moron and have no idea how to respond to that dagger to the heart comment. Maybe if I double speak they will not pick up that I just got lampooned big time, to the jugular, a TEN COUNT to the mat shot, a take down of my mental inferiority. I’ll just keep rambling on, what else can I do. Maybe no one will pick up on that I am just STUPID……..!! As Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does”.

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Let’s revisit that great comment by Wash one more time…………..

Wash in ATL, in a previous post you said the following:

Wash in ATL October 27th, 2010 1:11 pm

Sid are you ok, WTH does 4th down conversions prove that your developing QB can’t move the ball on the first 3 downs, & that he’s having trouble executing the gameplan WOW great observation !!!!!
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I have been out of pocket since then and wanted to respond with some more stats, not that I think you will be able to comprehend it but it speaks for itself except, of course, in your case.

Atlanta is #1 in 3rd down conversions

The Redskins are 31st
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Not really sure why anyone would compare a 3 loss team (Wash) to a 2 loss team (THE FLYIN’ HIGH, TALONS SHARP AS RAZORS, ATLANTA FALCONS)

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

Man I thought most guys down south could hunt at least a little ?????????? Is this guy Seen the only target you guys can focus on at one time, dang the clowns on the Cowgirls & Beagles blogs bring it better than you guys. Matt Ryan can’t carry McNabb shoulder pads HaHa LOL

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
12:56 pm

@ Sid Aw C’mon Man you guys have not played a potent offense yet like we have with Houston a Vickless Philly & a Bushless NO still outplayed that paper mache Defense of yours HaHa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Falcons best team in NFC NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
1:05 pm

OK Sid if you want to get technical the response I gave you about the 1st compared to 31st is the fact that you are only a game ahead of my Skins, yet you are to nerdy to understand, when you have disparity that big in stats usually translates to major difference in the win column. One game difference WOW SID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**********************************************************

Sid

October 29th, 2010
1:14 pm

I try to deal in reality Wash in ATL, based on the stats this is where the Redskins stand. (oh by the way, I like other teams other than the Falcons but I always pull for the Dirty Birds. But the Redskins are on that list and have been for years, as are the Packers and Colts (all the way back to Unitas….who you say? Oh, he was just a fairly decent QB back in the day. And yes, I am a little bit of a Cowboys and Jets fan but don’t tell anybody)

So the ’skins stand here:
4-3
Offensive rank
23rd in points, 18th in yards, 12th in passing, 21st in rushing
On defense
10th in points, 31st in yards, 31st against the pass, 20th against the run

So a 4-3 record with these stats is outstanding (to say the least), but you should hardly disemboguebe how the Falcons defense as you put it SuXXXXXXXX.

I know you will meet me out in the street at High Noon again, it is a pleasure to keep shooting you down……………over and over. See you on the asphalt idiot.

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
1:21 pm

OK this just in from our stats guy SID the Skins are dead last in about every category, yet trail the overblown Falcons by one game. I was wrong on that first post about shoulder pads because Mike Smith can’t carry Mike Shanahans clipboard HAHAHAHA lol

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
1:28 pm

For the record Sid my Granddaddy is from GA which is how I met my spouse & why I moved here from Landover. He was crazy about Leeman Bennet & that defense. Sorry to point it out but you guys don’t shut people down like that anymore ******* 24-3 up on Cleveland at home WTH ********

Sid

October 29th, 2010
1:32 pm

The Redskins barely beat Dallas who can’t get out of there own way, they lost to St Louis, (certainly one of those high powered offenses) Skins lost to Indianapolis, definately a high powered offense but brings a suspect defense along, you got lucky against the Packers, and you barely beat Chicago who is just not much of anything this year. You beat the Eagles on McNabbs desire for revenge.

Detroit may be a tougher game than you expect, ’skins could lose. It will be very difficult to beat the Eagles twice but you got them at home and after a bye …..good luck. I see the Redskins losing 6 of their remaining games, that’s a 3-6 finish or 7-9 2010 campaign.

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
1:33 pm

Why does this blog attract the insane?

Sid

October 29th, 2010
1:35 pm

Wash

How long have you hated your Grandaddy?

Sid

October 29th, 2010
1:36 pm

I know Falcon Jim, I keep trying to point out stats and this dude wants to talk about his Grandpa………

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
1:36 pm

@ Sid Aw C’mon Man do you really want to go there about BARELY beating teams this season. Now I know you are more intelligent than that I refuse to argue with a 6th grader *********************

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

I’m BEGINNING to think that “Wash in ATL” is not SeenB4.
Seen is a lot smarter ! ! ! !

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

cejay

October 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

Last time I looked there was a “win” column and a “lost” column, but I’ve never seen a “barely” column….hhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm

Wash in ATL

October 29th, 2010
1:39 pm

Below the belt guys say what will about me the reason brought him up is the fact until I got old enough to pick my own teams I walked in his path, so let’s not go there its about your scrubs +++++++++++++

cejay

October 29th, 2010
1:43 pm

@ Camaro Boob
Children should be seen not heard……

SeenThisB4

October 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

Hey Wash in Atl: This is the real SeenThisB4, and this is the first post I have placed on this story. All the previous posts that attributed that are using my name above, were written by somebody else.

But that’s what these backward falcan’t fans do around here. I guess they are still espoused to the belief, that if they can’t beat you, then they become you. So to speak. LOL!

As for Sid, he’s about the only one that I have even a modicum of respect for, and only cause he does quote his statistics religiously, but only the ones that serve his purposes.

Rest assured, you are not the only NFL fan here that doesn’t like the falcan’ts, for a variety of reasons. But for that very reason, they will declare, that YOU must be ME, because NO!….there can be no more than one person that doesn’t like the falcan’ts!

Anyway, how’s old Jammal Brown? Is he still holding up with your team or did he get IR-ed or waived?

Good luck this week, Detroit is not the push overs they used to be! But, you all should win. By the way, you’ll get to see a preview of this year’s Super Bowl match up on Sunday Night Football on NBC!

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

I was pretty sure, but I double-checked the schedule. The Falcons don’t play the “Skins this year. Since THEY won’t make the playoffs, we definitely won’t play them. So what are we talking about?
Why is this guy wasting our time. Why is he trying to turn a Falcon blog into a Redskin blog.
Get outta here, man.

Falcon Jim

October 29th, 2010
1:50 pm

Would Nurse Ratched please report to this blog. Nurse Ratched, please report to this blog.