Roberts hauled in four of the five passes thrown his way for 57 yards, good for second on the team. He had a 31-yard reception in the game, and added 59 yards on seven punt returns.
Roberts had just one reception in the team's opener, so it remains to be seen whether he can sustain this kind of performance. Washington's next game is set for Week 3 against the Eagles.
"When you have weapons like Pierre and DeSean and
“I feel like I’m one of those players who when he gets the ball in his hands he can make some big plays,” he said.
It's unlikely the Redskins will use Roberts as the primary option on both kick and punt returns. If he had to choose, he'd return kickoffs. In his career he's returned 16 kickoffs for an average of 22.4 yards.
"I felt great coming into  and I was hoping I could better my stats and help the offense more," Roberts told ESPN. "But I wasn't able to do that. Being a competitor and a receiver who wants the ball every play -- you obviously can't get the ball every play -- but I have that mentality. Whenever there's a pass play I want the ball in my hands and I think I can do something special with it. When you don't get the opportunity, it was definitely really frustrating for me."
Roberts figures to be the third receiver for the Redskins this season, provided Jackson and Garcon stay healthy. He also assumes he'll return kickoffs and punts, which appeals to him.
DeSean Jackson's skill set will mesh with the
"Griffin might not have a laser arm like Michael Vick -- few do -- but it's a very good arm and it's certainly one that should connect with Jackson down the field. Oh, there's also Griffin's ability to extend plays with a group as fast as this one. That, too, should lead to headaches for opposing defensive coordinators in the week leading up to facing this offense."
Jackson joins wideouts
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