The Detroit Lions are trading tight end Michael Roberts to the Patriots for a future, late-round draft pick.
Roberts' a fourth-round pick in 2017, flashed some potential at various points during his two-plus years here, but couldn't seem to maintain his momentum, often due to injuries. Lions added four TEs this offseason while overhauling the room. Overhaul complete.
Roberts caught just 13 balls for 146 yards and three touchdowns in his two seasons in Detroit and was sidelined for the end of 2018 due to a shoulder injury. He showed flashes of solid ability both years, but just never reached his NFL potential. With a good camp and preseason, Roberts could push Matt LaCosse for snaps during the suspension of Ben Watson.