9:43am: Roberts will sign a four-year deal worth about $16MM, with half of that money guaranteed, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (via Twitter).
9:14am: The Redskins and free agent wide receiver Andre Roberts have agreed to a deal, a source tells Mike Jones of the Washington Post (Twitter link). Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com had reported earlier this morning (via Twitter) that the Redskins, along with the Browns, were among the teams interested in signing Roberts.
Since Roberts remains under contract with the Cardinals for at least a few more hours, nothing can be made official yet, but it sounds like the 26-year-old and the Redskins have an agreement in principle. It’s no surprise that Roberts will be heading somewhere besides Arizona, as he indicated last month that he thought there may not be “enough balls to go around” with the Cardinals. In that same interview, Roberts said he’d like to sign a four- or five-year contract, expressed a willingness to sign a one-year, make-good deal, so we’ll have to see what the terms look like on his new pact with Washington.
Roberts, who spent the first four seasons of his career with the Cardinals, had his best year in 2012, hauling in 64 balls for 759 yards and five touchdowns. With Roberts in the mix, it’s unclear if the Redskins will still consider other free agent receivers to whom they were linked, such as Kenny Britt and Andrew Hawkins.