Sources: Bill to sign Pro Bowl returner Roberts

Sources: Bill to sign Pro Bowl returner Roberts

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Pro Bowl returner Andre Roberts is signing with the Buffalo Bills, sources told ESPN.

Roberts, who turned 31 in January, proved last season that you’re never too old to be a breakout star.

After signing a one-year contract with the New York Jets for the veterans’ minimum (a total of $1 million, including bonuses), Roberts was selected to his first Pro Bowl after scoring on two returns — one punt, one kickoff. His punt return touchdown in a Week 1 victory over the Detroit Lions set the tone for a monster season.

Roberts tied for the NFL lead with a 14.1-yard average on punt returns, and he led the league with 1,174 yards on kickoff returns.

Before Roberts’ arrival, the Jets’ punt-return unit was a perennial doormat, but he sparked the team with 10 returns of at least 40 yards.

A third-round pick (88th overall) of the Arizona Cardinals in 2010, Roberts has bounced around the league, having played with the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons — five teams in nine years. He has lasted this long because of his return skills. As a wide receiver, he hasn’t caught more than 14 passes in a season since 2014.

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March 13, 2019 at 04:48PM

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