Cordell Roberson added to Practice Squad—Another Possible Weapon for Cam & Co.?

Cordell Roberson

Roberson, 6-4/205, was picked up from the Cleveland Browns and was added to the Panthers Practice Squad.
T. Poole was let go due to injuries.

Info on Roberson:
Finished career at Stephen F. Austin University (2009-12) as the school’s all-time leader in receptions (221), receiving yards (3,191) and touchdown catches (39)… His 39 touchdown receptions also set a Southland Conference record… Recorded 77 receptions for 1,006 yards and 10 touchdowns in nine games as a senior. (via clevelandbrowns)

Via Gil Brandt: “Roberson — who was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds with the wind and 4.69 seconds against the wind. He had a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-3 broad jump. He posted a time of 4.62 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.37 seconds in the three-cone drill. He also performed nine lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press.
Roberson — who is Stephen F. Austin’s all-time leading receiver — had a very good workout…”
Via Tom Reed: “Roberson has made plays in both preseason games, catching a 26-yard touchdown in the opener…” Roberson made the 26-yard TD grab against St. Louis. (Video below)
“The rookie from Jefferson, Texas, (population: 2,101) has good size (6-4, 205), but his route running and attention to detail must improve by his own admission. Last season, Roberson was the Lumberjacks’ version of Gordon, the deep-threat option who now must prove he can run all the patterns at this level.
“He’s a big-bodied guy that can go get the ball and I think that he’s had a good camp,” offensive coordinator Norv Turner said. “Like most young guys, he’s had some inconsistencies in terms of learning a new system, but when he knows what to do he’s been really good.”
Via Jeff D. Gorman: “The Cleveland Browns announced four player cuts today on Twitter.
Wide receiver Cordell Roberson was the most notable name on the list. He recovered an onside kick during the Browns’ 27-6 loss to Indianapolis on Saturday night.
However, the rookie from Stephen F. Austin State dropped a pass on the Browns’ ensuing drive.”

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000227967/Cordell-Roberson-26-yard-TD
Highlights Cordell’s senior year:

Walter Payton Player of the Year nominee:

We’ll see what kind of run this kid can muster up. Welcome to the Jungle!

Written By: Phillip Boyce
Twitter: phillipjboyce


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