The Lions placed Roberts (hip) on injured reserve Saturday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
Roberts has been playing through a hip injury for over a month, and the Lions have opted to shut him down for at least three weeks in hopes that he'll come back at full strength. Perhaps making the decision easier, both Desmond Trufant and Justin Coleman have shaken off hamstring injuries and will start at cornerback moving forward. Jeff Okudah and Amani Oruwariye should continue to handle decent workloads, too.
Roberts (groin/hip) is active for Sunday's game versus the Colts.
Roberts will avoid missing time despite a pair of injuries. His role in Detroit's secondary has fluctuated this season, and he could lose some snaps with Justin Coleman returning Sunday from a hamstring injury, as Amani Oruwariye and Jeff Okudah could both jump Roberts in the cornerback pecking order.
Roberts (groin/hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports
Roberts wasn't listed on the injury report to begin the week, but he's now logged back-to-back limited practices. If he's able to suit up against the Colts, the size of his role will likely depend on whether Desmond Trufant (hamstring) is available for the Lions.
Roberts (groin/hip) was held to limited participation during the Lions' practice session Thursday.
Roberts had been labeled as questionable with a hip injury heading into Detroit's Week 4 matchup against the Saints, but he ultimately logged his first start of the season during that contest while fielding 32 defensive snaps. The issue has seemingly been stubborn in nature, as Roberts is still battling with it after nearly a month. Nevertheless, the Marshall product has been active for every game this season, collecting 20 tackles, three pass deflections and an interception through six appearances.
Roberts (hip) is active for Sunday's game versus the Saints.
Roberts' role could take a hit with Desmond Trufant (hamstring) returning to the lineup, especially considering Roberts has allowed a 125.4 passer rating and two touchdowns when targeted this year. If he does indeed lose reps, it'll be because rookie first-rounder Jeff Okudah stepped up in the No. 3 CB role.
Roberts (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Saints, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Roberts popped up on the injury report with a hip issue Thursday, and he was limited for the Lions' final two practices of the week. If he's able to play through it Sunday, his role will likely depend on whether Desmond Trufant (hamstring) suits up.
Roberts (hip) was added to the Lions' injury report Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Roberts started at nickelback the past two games with Justin Coleman (hamstring) on injured reserve. The Lions' struggling defense will be in extra trouble if he is unable to be cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Saints.
The Lions have signed Roberts to a one-year contract, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Roberts, who logged a career-high 63 tackles in 13 games for the Jets last season, will provide the Lions with added cornerback depth. The 29-year-old entered the league as a seventh-round pick by the Patriots in 2015, making him the latest Detroit roster addition with New England ties.
Roberts was released by the Jets on Saturday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Roberts started 10 games in 2019 and had a career-high 63 tackles (58 solo), but the team opted to cut him with no guaranteed money remaining on his deal. The 29-year-old spent the first four seasons of his career with the Jets but appears headed elsewhere in 2020.
Roberts finished the 2019 season with a career-high 63 tackles and added one interception.
Roberts dressed in 13 games this past season, starting 10 of those. The 29-year-old cornerback will compete for playing time in 2020 given New York's underwhelming alternatives at his position, and the Jets still owe Roberts more than $13 million over the next two seasons.
Roberts recorded seven solo tackles and a pass defensed in Thursday's 42-21 loss to Baltimore.
Roberts tied with James Burgess for the team lead in tackles. The veteran defensive back has consecutive seven-tackle games under his belt and has now reached that mark on six different occasions this season.
Roberts is expected to start at safety Sunday against the Dolphins, Connor Hughes of the Athletic reports.
Jamal Adams (ankle) is inactive Week 14, and Roberts is expected to take over at free safety while Marcus Maye moves to strong safety. Roberts played nearly every defensive snap through the first eight games at cornerback, but he played only eight defensive snaps over the last four games due to a calf injury. The 29-year-old also filled in at safety last season for the Jets.
Roberts (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
Roberts worked as a limited practice participant all week but is ready to return from his three-game absence. The 29-year-old played nearly every defensive snap through the first nine games before the calf injury cropped up, and he figures to reclaim his role in the Jets' secondary.
Roberts (calf) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Bengals, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Roberts logged a trio of limited practices this week. If he manages to suit up in Cincinnati on Sunday after a three-game absence, Roberts will play his usual key role in New York's secondary.
Roberts (calf) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Roberts has logged two consecutive limited practice sessions, and he appears to have a shot to suit up against the Bengals on Sunday after a three-game absence. The starting cornerback's status for Week 13 will become more clear following Friday's final injury report of the week.
Roberts (calf) is trending toward a return to the practice field this week, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Roberts has missed three straight games due to a lingering calf injury, and he didn't practice in any capacity last week. The starting cornerback appears to be making progress in his recovery, but his status for Week 13's tilt against the Bengals is still up in the air.
Roberts (calf) won't play in Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Roberts came into the game with a doubtful tag after he failed to log any practice time throughout the week. In his stead, Brian Poole, Arthur Maulet and Blessuan Austin will continue to serve as the main cornerbacks for the Jets.
Roberts (calf) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Roberts was unable to practice at all during the week and is most likely heading toward a third straight absence. Brian Poole, Arthur Maulet, and Blessuan Austin will continue to serve as the main cornerbacks for the Jets if Roberts is unable to suit up.
Roberts (calf) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Roberts has missed two straight games due to a lingering calf strain and he hasn't yet made enough progress in his recovery to resume practicing. If Roberts is unable to suit up for Sunday's tilt against the Raiders, Blessuan Austin likely will slot into the starting lineup again.
Roberts (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Roberts is just two tackles away from setting a new career high in the category, but that will be put on hold. The fifth-year pro will miss a second straight game, likely bumping Blessuan Austin into a starting role against Dwayne Haskins, who will be starting his second career game.
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