Report: Bills set to sign All-Pro returner Andre Roberts

March 13, 2019 - 7:54 pm
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It looks like the Bills have addressed their special teams on day one of free agency, adding All-Pro kick returner Andre Roberts, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

Pro Bowl returner Andre Roberts is signing with the Buffalo Bills per sources. He was selected for both the All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams in recognition of his work as a kick returner last season with the Jets

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 13, 2019
 

Prior to joining the Jets last season, Roberts played for the Cardinals, Redskins, Lions, and Falcons.  He originally entered the NFL as a third round pick by Arizona in 2010.

Roberts led the NFL in total kick return yards last season with 1174 and in punt return average with 14.1 per return.  He is eighth amongst all active players averaging 24.9 yards per kick return.  Roberts was selected to the Pro Bowl last season and also named a First Team All-Pro.  He had an outstanding games against the Bills, first returning five kicks for 132 yards (26.4 average) in a November game at the Meadowlands, then returning five kicks for 176 yards (35.20 average) in a December game in Orchard Park.

The 5-10, 195-pounder is a wide receiver on offense, but hasn’t been used in that role much the last few years.  However, through his first five seasons in the league, he averaged 43 catches for 515 yards and caught 13 TDs.  His best season as a wideout came in 2012 while with the Cardinals he caught 64 passes for 759 yards and 5 TDs.



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