Cardinals WR Roberts could be a Redskins target

Cardinals WR Roberts could be a Redskins target
February 24, 2014, 10:30 am
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A free agent wide receiver who could be of interest to the Redskins seems to be unlikely to re-sign with his current teams before free agency starts on March 11.

Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts told SiriusXM NFL Radio that the Cardinals have not yet started contract talks.

"I'm not sure about the interest of the Cardinals, yet," Roberts said. "They haven't come to me about anything. I am actually expecting them to offer me something."

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Roberts said that the Cardinals are heavily invested in Larry Fitzgerald and that he and Michael Floyd, who caught 65 passes for 1,041 yards in his second season in the NFL last year, will remain the focal point of the offense.

Roberts can play outside or in the slot and he has been productive since the Cardinals made him their third-round draft pick in 2010. His biggest year came in 2012 when he started 15 games and caught 64 passes for 759 yards and five touchdowns. Floyd cut into his playing time last year and his production fell to 43/471/2.

He doesn’t quite fit the Jay Gruden tall receiver template, slot receivers are generally smaller than others and at 5-11 he’s hardly a Smurf-sized player. At age 26 he could be a long-term replacement for pending free agent Santana Moss, who has filled the slot role in Washington for the last two years. 

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