Roberts signed a contract with the Washington Football Team on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Roberts played the most prominent role of his NFL career for the Jets in 2019, a season in which he posted 63 tackles (58 solo), one interception and six defensed passes in 13 games. Roberts saw a reduced role while with the Lions in 2020, recording 34 solo tackles. While the 30-year-old has served as a hybrid safety/corner in the past, it's presently unclear how he'll be incorporated into Washington's defensive plans.
Roberts (neck) is active for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers. The 30-year-old cornerback will make his 10th appearance of the 2020 campaign Saturday against Tampa Bay's No. 6 pass offense. He's expected to play an important role in the secondary with both Jeff Okudah (groin) and Desmond Trufant (hamstring) residing on injured reserve. In Roberts' two most recent appearances Weeks 13 and 14, he saw more than 60 percent of the defensive snaps in each contest.
Roberts (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Titans. Roberts missed practice all week and will predictably be sidelined for Sunday's matchup. With Jeff Okudah (groin) and Desmond Trufant (hamstring) already on IR, the Lions will lean on cornerbacks Justin Coleman, Amani Oruwariye and Mike Ford to slow down the Titans' passing game.
Roberts (hip) did not practice Thursday. Roberts has yet to resume practicing since he was forced out of last Sunday's loss to the Packers due to a hip injury. With Jeff Okudah (groin) already done for the year, it would be a notable blow for Detroit's secondary if Roberts were forced to miss Week 15.
The Lions designated Roberts (hip) for return from injured reserve Wednesday. Roberts' hip injury has kept him sidelined since Week 8, and the Lions will now have a 21-day window to evaluate him for a return to the active roster. With Desmond Trufant (hamstring) having been placed on IR, it would be a notable boon for Detroit's secondary if Roberts can make a quick comeback.
|5||10/10||New Orleans Saints||15|
|6||10/17||Kansas City Chiefs||27|
|7||10/24||@Green Bay Packers||10|
|10||11/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5|
|13||12/05||@Las Vegas Raiders||16|
|18||01/09||@New York Giants||21|