QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
1 month ago

Roberts was held out of Wednesday's practice due to a back injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the offseason, Roberts signed with the Falcons to serve as the primary returner on both kickoffs and punts. His relevance as a pass catcher will more than likely depend on the health of the rest of the receiving corps, which includes a hobbled Julio Jones (toe) and Taylor Gabriel (lower leg) at the moment. More telling than an absence during this week's mandatory minicamp will be one at the outset of training camp in late July. Only time will tell, but Justin Hardy is the next man up when it comes to kick and punt returns in Atlanta.

QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
1 month ago

Roberts didn't practice Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Instead of participating in the minicamp session, Roberts was working on the side with the training staff. With the injury, the receiving corps is banged up at the moment, as Julio Jones continues to recover from foot surgery and Taylor Gabriel is dealing with a strained lower leg. While Roberts will primarily handle kick and punt returns for the Falcons in 2017, he could still factor into the passing attack if the need arises.

QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
4 months ago

Roberts signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Falcons on Monday, Dan Graziano of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roberts will add depth to Atlanta's group of receivers after totaling 188 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown over 16 games with Detroit in 2016. On top of that, the 29-year-old could be in line to return kicks and punts for his new team, especially since he combined for 993 return yards and two touchdowns last season.

QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
7 months ago

Roberts returned four kickoffs for 76 yards during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Per usual, Roberts was near-exclusively contained to special teams on Saturday, but wasn't able to break off any long kickoff returns. The seventh-year veteran will now hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent and likely won't have a problem landing a job with a team in need of a return man.

QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
7 months ago

Roberts (shoulder) is listed as active Saturday at Seattle, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roberts has totaled just 15 offensive snaps over the last two games, a stretch in which he's hauled in one of two targets for 14 yards. Instead, his relevance resides as a returner, as he finished the regular season eighth in average kickoff return (22.6) and third in average punt return (12.3) among qualified candidates.

QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
7 months ago

Roberts (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Roberts was limited throughout practice this week, but considering his shoulder problem didn't prevent him from suiting up while injured last Sunday, it seems like he'll be available again this weekend. That being said, with just one catch over Detroit's past four games, Roberts doesn't represent much of a fantasy threat heading into an already-intimidating matchup against the Seahawks secondary.

QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
7 months ago

Roberts (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

If the Lions were required to release an injury report Tuesday, Roberts wouldn't have practiced, according to Tim Twentyman of the team's official site. Although his progression to limited one day later is an encouraging sign, he donned a red "no-contact" jersey during the session. There's a good chance he sustains such activity throughout the week, which would leave his status for Saturday's wild-card game at Seattle in flux.

QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
7 months ago

Roberts (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Roberts missed Detroit's first practice of the week last week due to his shoulder injury and ultimately was able to play in the team's Week 17 matchup with Green Bay. It remains unclear how he suffered the injury but given he played through the injury last week he likely will once again come Saturday's tilt against the Seahawks. He shouldn't be expected to have much of a role beyond returning kickoffs and punts.

QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
7 months ago

Roberts (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Aside from a limited showing Friday, Roberts didn't practice in advance of the regular season finale. In any case, he's unlikely to serve as much more than the Lions' nominal returner on kickoffs and punts.

QAndre Roberts
WR ATL (5)
7 months ago

Roberts (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Roberts didn't practice prior to putting together a limited session Friday, so it's unclear if he'll be available for Sunday evening's most-important tussle. If his shoulder injury impacts his status, TJ Jones could enjoy an expanded role as Detroit's fourth wideout.