Maybe I got a little too excited about this signing because the Patriots wanted him last year.
Hal Habib (Palm Beach Post) wrote:
Roberts, who turns 26 in May, is 6-feet-5, 265 pounds and from Toledo.https://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/20 ... el-roberts
Last summer, as the New England Patriots wrestled with how to replace Rob Gronkowski, they swung a trade with the Lions for Roberts, but it fell apart when he failed his physical following shoulder surgery.
That led to a span over two days in June in which Roberts was with the Lions, then Patriots, then reverted back to the Lions, then was promptly waived by Detroit, which had been expecting to receive a conditional seventh-round pick from New England.