The Bills are hosting Andre Roberts on a visit tonight and tomorrow, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). Tentatively, the free agent wide receiver has two more visits scheduled after that. Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears that besides Buffalo “five or six” other teams are also interested in having visits with him.
Roberts was released by Washington on Wednesday but it sounds like he might not be out of work for long.
The veteran inked four-year, $16MM contract with Washington in 2014 with the expectation that he would serve as the team’s No. 2 receiver next to Pierre Garcon. Soon after, however, DeSean Jackson unexpectedly became available and Washington swooped in to make him a focal point of their offense. Upon being relegated to the No. 3 WR role, Roberts expressed frustration, but his slide did not stop there.
Last season, Roberts appeared in 9 games (zero starts) and caught a career-low 11 passes for 135 yards. Roberts first made a name for himself in 2012 when he stepped out of Larry Fitzgerald‘s shadow in Arizona to haul in 64 catches for 759 yards and five touchdowns. In every year since, he has seen his targets, receptions, and yards decline.
With a history of production plus some acumen in the return game, Roberts should draw interest from teams looking to round out their group of receivers. Still, the 28-year-old will probably less than the $4MM base salary he was scheduled to earn in 2016.
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