Atlanta Falcons: RB Robbie Frey released

Running back Robbie Frey, who’s been out with a foot injury, reached an injury settlement and was released by the Falcons on Saturday.

Frey, 6-0, 203 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent on April 30, 2012.

He played in 12 games in his senior year at Kutztown, and posted a team-high 1,185 rushing yards on 189 carries in 2011. His 11 touchdowns were the most by a Kutztown back since 2002. He played three seasons at Connecticut prior to transferring to Kutztown for his senior season.

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[...] three seasons at Connecticut prior to transferring to Kutztown for his senior season. Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution   [...]

steven a smith

August 4th, 2012
3:19 pm

The Atlanta Falcons need to get youger at running back. I do not understand their vision. Do you Mr. D. Orlando Ledbetter?

Esquire

August 4th, 2012
3:21 pm

Just curious Dled, are these injury settlements significant or just a few thousand………?

steven a smith

August 4th, 2012
3:24 pm

They left a kid on the board in the 5th round who the New York Jets swooped in and picked up, see Terrance Ganaway(Baylor U) 6″0″ 240LBS. This kid will probably be in the National Football League for 5-10 years, and be highly productive. Watch some of the Baylor tape. This kid is Big, powerful, and fats(4.5–4.6 40). No known Baggage either.

Esquire

August 4th, 2012
3:26 pm

Go Golden Bears!!

yellowfever

August 4th, 2012
3:27 pm

gotta love me some of them fats running backs. Bet the N.Y..Jets like them fats backs too.

steven a smith

August 4th, 2012
3:27 pm

You heard it here 1st, Michael Turner will be injured at some point during the season. That only leaves you with Jason Snellings as your short yardage power back. I think that the Atlanta Falcons Organization have “Sight” but ” No Vision.”

steven a smith

August 4th, 2012
3:44 pm

When you have not won a playoff game since “The Last Supper” You are open to criticism. They obviously know how to get to the dance, they just can not dance once they get there. I don’t know if it is “stage fright” or someting else physcological. Maybe Dr. Phil could help?

Larry

August 4th, 2012
3:50 pm

steven a smith,

If stupid hurt, you’d be on a lifetime morphine drip.

steven a smith

August 4th, 2012
4:15 pm

Larry

August 4th, 2012
3:50 pm

steven a smith,

If stupid hurt, you’d be on a lifetime morphine drip

Larry, may you be blessed by the “most high God.” God Bless you Brother.

Michael M.

August 4th, 2012
6:11 pm

Don’t worry, the Saints will pick em up, foot injury, no worries, not with the troll’s invincible team down in the dumps . What a bunch of dumb _ _ _ _ _ _ …………………………………

SeenThisB4

August 4th, 2012
7:09 pm

Making room on the roster – maybe they’ll bring in a real QB, Delhomme? LOL!

Who??

August 4th, 2012
8:19 pm

never heard of him

Big Ray

August 4th, 2012
9:06 pm

You heard it here 1st, Michael Turner will be injured at some point during the season. That only leaves you with Jason Snellings as your short yardage power back. I think that the Atlanta Falcons Organization have “Sight” but ” No Vision.”

Ummm, yeah. Because having a great short yardage RB is what gets you wins in the NFL. :roll:

steven a smith

August 4th, 2012
9:21 pm

Big Ray

August 4th, 2012
9:06 pm

Ummm, yeah. Because having a great short yardage RB is what gets you wins in the NFL.

I agree. Not the template that wins in the playoffs or against good football teams, however, It is the identity that Coach Mike Smith and the Atlanta Falcons have chosen to go with. “That’s how they roll” They did not or have bought into the NFL’s new “paradigm”. of how to play offense.

steven a smith

August 4th, 2012
9:41 pm

Please give Plaxico Burress a long look? There not many 6′5″ 230 lb WRs and (ex-Super Bowl Champion), still out there…

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 4th, 2012
10:51 pm

steven a smith — Plax is like 95.

The Dude

August 4th, 2012
10:53 pm

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 4th, 2012
10:53 pm

steven a smith — I like “The Last Supper” line.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 4th, 2012
10:54 pm

Esquire — Probably not that much. But I can check when the paper work is filed.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 4th, 2012
10:55 pm

steven a smith — Jacquizz is pretty young. Turner is in the last year of his contract. Snelling and Antone Smith are solid backup RBs. Vision seems pretty clear to me.

JSS

August 5th, 2012
12:38 am

“Pretty clear” they can’t get 1 yard!

The kid Frey got caught up in Randy Edsel’s selling the UConn down the river for the Maryland job… Too bad he could get healthy and try to earn a practice squad spot… It’s a cruel business!

Ledbetter…
What is the league policy (since the new CBA) on post-settlement after care? Is it a “hands-washed” of all liability and after-care agreement?

Just Wing It

August 5th, 2012
1:43 am

Thats sad to be trying to go pro and have a injury happen but it is chances you take in life to get ahead and make it. sometimes you win and get a spot on a team roster and go on and make a career with it and sometimes you crash and burn and I hate it for the kid

thouhtful

August 5th, 2012
5:11 am

Are you mad because the FALCONS released a rookie, untried RB from small school in Pa. ????? Some people seem like they just want the Birds to get young???? That means starting ALL OVER! Stop calling negatives for Turner, we need him to stay injury free as well as others. Some want the Falcons to improve, some just want to complain. There will be plenty of RB’s out there before Final Cuts who will probaly be better then that guy.

Esquire

August 5th, 2012
9:00 am

SeenThisB4

August 4th, 2012
7:09 pm
Making room on the roster – maybe they’ll bring in a real QB, Delhomme? LOL!
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If trolling were an Olympic event you wouldn’t even have gotten so much as a nod from the judges scoring table on this one. So weak, we have come to expect more from you………..oh troubled one.

Esquire

August 5th, 2012
9:09 am

The Dude

August 4th, 2012
10:53 pm
Kutztown?
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Small Catholic school in Eastern PA.

http://www2.kutztown.edu/

Esquire

August 5th, 2012
9:11 am

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 4th, 2012
10:55 pm
steven a smith — Jacquizz is pretty young. Turner is in the last year of his contract. Snelling and Antone Smith are solid backup RBs. Vision seems pretty clear to me.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 5th, 2012
9:17 am

JSS — I believe it is a “hands-washed” deal when you reach the injury settlement. However, I will double check with player rep Tyson Clabo.

Esquire

August 5th, 2012
9:37 am

Reprinted without permission: “First and foremost, Terrance Ganaway is an absolute load at running back. At 6′0″, 245 pounds, Ganaway is a monster, bullying back who has the size to be an effective short-yardage runner in the NFL. He might not project as an every-down player because he offers little more than straight-line, pile-moving running, but he can be an effective weapon for a team that needs to add toughness to its running game.

In other words, if you need three yards, Ganaway can get you three yards. If you need seven yards, Ganaway can get you three yards.

Ganaway was only a one-year starter at Baylor, so it is possible he could still develop an all-around game. But his lack of versatility might hinder him at first. For a big back, he doesn’t grade well in the blocking game and has little-to-no ability to be effective as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.

He ran a disappointing 4.67 at the scouting combine, but improved that to a 4.47 at Baylor’s pro day. He probably rates somewhere in between those two numbers on a consistent basis, which isn’t bad for a 245-pounder.”

SeenThis B4

August 5th, 2012
10:04 am

I’m not at the Olympics, I’m in Canton, OH….working for SP setting up the encrypted communication link. Ah the mid-west, so plain! Get it? LOL!

A 245 lb, 6 foot tall running back, 4.67 speed,….well an object at rest … Sounds like the ideal falcan’t prototype.

8 p.m. Eastern, you’ll get a chance to watch the NFCS Division champs pick up where they left off, but don’t expect DB9 to play long, just a couple of series, then you wimps (Esquire and Michael M.) can get back to watching the vault competition finals on NBC.

So you kool-aid addicts later, I got a long day ahead.

First time Season Tix Holder

August 5th, 2012
11:00 am

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1,699 yard Burner

August 5th, 2012
12:14 pm

Michael Turner can stay tuned up sharing the load with Jacquizz.

St Simons

August 5th, 2012
12:22 pm

well, its either gonna be a magic combination or horrible trainwreck.

Without an NFL-level left tackle, I know which one it looks like to me.

but good luck.

Michael M.

August 5th, 2012
12:44 pm

Thank goodness I dont have the nfl network so I wont watch the hall of fame game , it wont mean nothing no way except to the idiot trolls on here.

JSS

August 5th, 2012
2:04 pm

Somebody is morphing into internet’s version of Rudy Giuliani. To paraphrase the comparison: A noun, a verb, and the term Troll! You need new material!

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hiramsaint

August 5th, 2012
5:27 pm

storyline should have read- crappy rb at least gets a legitimate shot at a championship after being released by the failclowns

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August 5th, 2012
8:38 pm

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