Roberts (toe) is active for Sunday's game versus the Packers.
Roberts is a strong run-stopper and works well in coverage, too. The Packers will be without running back Aaron Jones (knee) and could end up sitting Aaron Rodgers for rest purposes at some point, which could lift Roberts' chances for a turnover.
Roberts has a toe injury and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Roberts took over at starting free safety in early December with Marcus Maye (shoulder) and Doug Middleton (pectoral) landing on injured reserve, leaving the Jets with minimal depth at the position. Rontez Miles would likely be forced into an increased role should Roberts be unable to play Sunday.
Roberts is expected to start at free safety in place of Marcus Maye (shoulder) in Sunday's game versus the Titans, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Roberts has spent plenty of time in a starting role this season, and he averages 6.2 tackles in games where he logs more than 60 defensive snaps. His chances to make plays against the pass are reduced with a matchup against the Titans, who rank last in the league with 27.5 passing attempts per game.
Roberts recorded eleven total tackles and two passes defended during New York's 37-17 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.
Roberts had a busy day with Trumaine Johnson (quadriceps) sidelined, logging 100 percent of Gang Green's defensive snaps and serving as a fulltime starter. The fourth-year cornerback allowed a touchdown to Adam Thielen to begin the Week 7 contest, but bounced back as the game continued. Roberts mostly shadowed Stefon Diggs, and allowed the wideout only 33 receiving yards on eight catches. Roberts' strong performance could earn him an increased defensive role even when Johnson returns to the field.
Roberts will start at cornerback against the Colts on Sunday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
The announcement isn't surprising, as starter Trumaine Johnson (quad) and fellow nickel/dime corner Buster Skrine (concussion) are both inactive. Roberts will start opposite Morris Claiborne, as Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will be without top wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring).
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