The Washington Redskins have agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract with Cardinals free agent WR Andre Roberts, as first reported by Mike Jones of the Washington Post and Jason La Canfora of CBS News. The deal would be confirmed at today's 4 p.m. start of free agency.
Source says the #Redskins and WR Andre Roberts have agreed to a deal.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 11, 2014
Andre Roberts' four-year contract with the #Redskins includes a $4 million signing bonus. He'll count $2.25 million against the cap in 2014.— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) March 12, 2014
Andre Roberts's deal with Skins will end up 4yrs around $16M, with half of that guaranteed. Very nice haul for him— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 11, 2014
Andre Roberts caught 43 passes for 471 yards and 2 TDs in 2013. From 2010-2012, had 40 punt returns for 275 yards, 16 KO returns for 359 yds— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) March 11, 2014
Roberts gives the Redskins a viable candidate to line up opposite Pierre Garcon. He played all four years at Arizona, where he lost his starting job to Michael Floyd last season, but still recorded two touchdowns on 43 passes for 471 yards on the year.
For reference, the 26-year-old Roberts stands 5'11" and weights 195 pounds. He ran an official 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash.