The Washington Redskins have reportedly made their first move of what appears will be a busy free agency period agreeing to a four-year contract worth $16 million with former Arizona Cardinal wide receiver Andre Roberts. Roberts will fill the slot receiver position and excelled with mediocre quarterbacks during his tenure in Arizona.
The 5-11, 195lb wide receiver hauled in 182 passes for 2,123 yards and 11 touchdowns over four years with the Cardinals. The 26-year old was selected in the third round of the 2010 draft after playing collegiately at the Citadel.
Half of Roberts’ 16 million dollars will come in guaranteed money providing Roberts with some stability as he enters the prime of his career. The move is extremely safe, and the contract friendly deal allows the Redskins flexibility to sign other premier targets. Roberts will also relieve Pierre Garcon of the enormous amount of attention despite his 113-catch season.
Although nothing can be finalized until 4:00 PM, reports have verified the deal is close to final, and Washington will announce the contract at the opening of the period. Look for Washington to move their focus to the defensive side of the football primarily along the linebacking core and secondary. Please welcome Andre Roberts to the Burgundy and Gold!