Bills sign All-Pro returner Andre Roberts

Roberts was outstanding as a return man last season with the Jets

Sal Capaccio
March 13, 2019 - 7:54 pm

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The Buffalo Bills have addressed their special teams on Day 2 of free agency, adding All-Pro kick returner Andre Roberts.

Prior to joining the New York Jets last season, Roberts played for the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, and Atlanta 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 1,174 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 was outstanding against the Bills last season, 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 touchdowns. His best season as a wideout came in 2012 while with the Cardinals, where he caught 64 passes for 759 yards and five touchdowns.

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