Roberts logged 48 tackles, seven passes defended and one interception across 16 games with Gang Green last season, including 10 starts. With Morris Claiborne and Buster Skrine both set to become free agents this offseason, Roberts could be in line for notable playing time once again in 2019. The exact terms of Roberts' contract may remain undisclosed until the new league year begins March 13.
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.
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|2016||New York Jets||12||21||19.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2017||New York Jets||15||40||37.0||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||8|
|2018||New York Jets||16||48||41.0||7||0||1||3||3.0||3||0||7|
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|2016||New York Jets||12||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2018||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|