Per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, Atlanta Falcons’ undrafted rookie wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn is out for tonight’s final preseason game in Jacksonville. The former Boise State star was believed to have been locked in a battle with Bernard Reedy for the final WR spot on the Falcons’ 53-man roster.
Both Boldewijn’s size at 6’ 4” and 220lbs and the fact he’s managed to grab at least one reception in each of Atlanta’s first three preseason games made him an intriguing player to the Falcons coaching staff. Wide Receivers Coach Terry Robiskie was recently quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: “He’s the one guy that I will say has been impressive for us.
It appears that Reedy, barring a miserable performance tonight, will claim that remaining place with Atlanta’s highly touted WR corps. He has demonstrated the type of speed that could eventually make him another vertical threat option for QB Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ passing attack.
It remains to be seen what the extent of Boldewijn’s injury is and the implications for Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff using a spot on the injured list versus the practice squad if, in fact, he decides to keep him.