Roberts (shoulder) agreed to a contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. After undergoing shoulder surgery last August and missing the entire 2019 season, Roberts should be at or near full health for training camp, if not the Dolphins' offseason program. The 25-year-old flashed potential at times during his first two seasons with Detroit, which included a three-touchdown campaign in 2018. A lack of consistency as a pass catcher, however, led to Roberts being waived by Detroit and then the Packers last summer before he required surgery.
Roberts is recovering from reconstructive shoulder surgery, Erik Schlitt of The Lions Wire reports. Roberts failed multiple physicals this offseason, which ultimately resulted in him undergoing surgery to resolve the issue. The 25-year-old spent his first two seasons in Detroit before getting waived following a failed trade to the Patriots. He was then claimed and again waived by the Packers following another failed physical. He is now focusing on his recovery from surgery before looking for another opportunity.
The Packers waived Roberts on Wednesday after he failed his physical, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Roberts' medical reports have now been red-flagged twice in the past week, resulting in abbreviated stints with both the Patriots and Packers. Yates' report doesn't specify what sort of injury Roberts might be managing, but it's most likely linked to the shoulder issue that relegated him to injured reserve last December. While Roberts should command some interest on the open market when healthy again, it's not clear when that might happen.
The Packers claimed Roberts off waivers Monday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports. The Lions tried trading Roberts to the Patriots last week for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, but the transaction fell through due to a failed physical, and the former ultimately waived the tight end. Now with the Packers, he finds himself within another crowded depth chart topped by Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis and third-round rookie Jace Sternberger. Roberts likely will need to string together an impressive training camp and preseason in order to crack the 53-man roster ahead of Week 1. In 23 games for Detroit over the past two seasons, Roberts caught 13 of 27 targets for 146 yards and three touchdowns.
Roberts reverted back to the Lions and was waived after an unsuccessful attempted trade to the Patriots, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. The trade for a 2020 seventh-round pick fell through, perhaps due to a failed physical with New England. Whatever the case, Roberts can now be claimed by any team, with the Patriots at the end of the line for waiver priority. The 2017 fourth-round pick will become an unrestricted free agent if no team places a claim.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|5||10/11||@San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|7||10/25||Los Angeles Chargers||11||6.25|
|8||11/01||Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|10||11/15||New York Jets||4||5.13|
|12||11/29||@New York Jets||4||5.13|
|14||12/13||Kansas City Chiefs||21||7.32|
|15||12/20||New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|16||12/27||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|3 Year Avg||9||4||49||1||2||12.25||10|