Michael Roberts
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-05-07) May 7, 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
College: Toledo
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 127
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2017 2018)
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-American (2016, FWAA)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions     13
Receiving yards     146
Receiving touchdowns     3

Michael Lorenzo Roberts (born May 7, 1994) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Toledo.

Professional careerEdit

Detroit LionsEdit

The Detroit Lions selected Roberts in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[1]

On May 12, 2017, the Lions signed Roberts to a four-year, $3.00 million contract with a signing bonus of $603,136.[2] In Week 4, against the Minnesota Vikings, he recorded his first career catch, a 15-yard reception.[3]

In 2018, Roberts played in eight games with two starts, recording nine catches for 100 yards and three touchdowns. He was placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2018 with a shoulder injury.[4]

On June 13, 2019, the Lions agreed to trade Roberts to the New England Patriots for a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick.[5] Two days later, the trade was voided before becoming official, and Roberts was subsequently waived by the Lions.[6]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On June 17, 2019, Roberts was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers, but was waived two days later after failing his physical.[7][8]



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