The Washington Redskins have reportedly released WR Andre Roberts as first reported by Mike Jones of the Washington Post, and confirmed by multiple sources. The team has not officially announced the roster move yet. Roberts was signed by the Redskins in 2014 after spending his first 4 years in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals. Roberts was going to be Washington's #2 WR until DeSean Jackson unexpectedly became a Redskin.
During Roberts' two seasons in Washington, he had 47 receptions for 588 yards, and 2 TDs. He also had one of the Redskins two kickoff returns for a TD last season. Roberts ended last season on injured reserve on December 21st, after missing the previous three games due to a torn meniscus in his right knee that required surgery.
The Redskins used their first round pick in this year's draft on WR Josh Doctson, and have Jackson, and Pierre Garçon returning for the final year's of their contracts. Jamison Crowder, last season's 4th round pick who broke Art Monk's rookie reception record, is also returning to fill out the Redskins top 4 WR spots. Robert's inconsistency, injury, and contract made him expendable this year after a disappointing stint in Washington.
Source says Redskins have released WR Andre Roberts.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) May 17, 2016
Disappointing move for both sides. Griffin lobbied for team to get Roberts as No. 2, got bumped to 3 after DJax. Struggled w consistency.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) May 17, 2016
UPDATE: It's Officially Official!
Update: Redskins do not designate Roberts a post June 1st cut
#Redskins didn't use post-June 1 designation on Andre Roberts' release, per the transaction report. Team saves $3M in cap space immediately.— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) May 17, 2016