Andre Roberts

Andre Roberts

Wide Receiver #19
Team: Buffalo Bills
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 195 lb.
College:Citadel
Age:32
Born:January 9, 1988
Drafted:2010 / Rd. 3 (88)
Draft Team:ARZ

Andre Roberts: Boosts special teams

Roberts averaged 26.6 yards on 25 kickoff returns (fifth in the NFL among qualifiers) and 8.0 yards (10th in the NFL) on 28 punt returns this season in 13 games.

Analysis: Roberts didn't do much in the passing game, catching just three of seven targets for 20 yards all season, but he remains one of the league's better return men and we imagine the Bills will be happy to have him back after he signed a two-year deal in March.

January 20, 2020 3:14 PM EST

Andre Roberts: Questionable for Houston

Roberts (foot) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Thursday and is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game in Houston.

Analysis: The lean seems to be Roberts playing in the big game, where he won't add much to the offense but does have the ability to change the contest with his fantastic return abilities.

January 2, 2020 10:34 AM EST

Andre Roberts: Appears in practice

Updating a previous report, Roberts (foot) was able to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Roberts said afterward that his injured foot held up well, so it looks like he'll be able to play in this week's playoff game in Houston. The veteran doesn't add much offensively (just three catches on seven targets all season), but he's one of the league's better return men, an area that could make a difference in what figures to be a tight game between two good-but-not-great teams.

December 31, 2019 2:57 PM EST

Andre Roberts: No practice Tuesday

Roberts (foot) is not participating in Tuesday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Roberts hasn't participated in practice since suffering a foot injury Week 16. He'll have two more chances to upgrade his activity ahead of Saturday's wild-card playoff round in Houston. Devin Singletary and Micah Hyde will be called upon to handle kick and punt return duties, respectively, if Roberts is forced to miss any more time.

December 31, 2019 8:52 AM EST

Andre Roberts: Ruled out for Week 17

Roberts (foot) is ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jets.

Analysis: Roberts has missed three straight practices due to a foot injury sustained Week 16. As long as he remains sidelined, the Bills will call upon Devin Singletary and Micah Hyde to handle kick and punt return duties, respectively.

December 27, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Andre Roberts: Sidelined again

Roberts (foot) is not practicing Thursday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Roberts has missed back-to-back practices due to a foot injury sustained Week 16. He's not trending in the right direction for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Jets. If Roberts were to miss any time, Devin Singletary and Micah Hyde would be called upon to field kick and punt returns, respectively.

December 26, 2019 9:33 AM EST

Andre Roberts: Projected as non-participant

Roberts (foot) was projected as a non-participant in the team's practice report Wednesday.

Analysis: Roberts sustained a previously unspecified injury in the team's Week 16 loss to the Patriots. The first practice report of the week indicates that he suffered a foot injury, and his projected non-participation isn't a positive sign for his availability Sunday against the Jets.

December 25, 2019 12:34 PM EST

Andre Roberts: Picks up injury

Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Roberts sustained an unspecified injury during Saturday's loss to the Patriots, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Roberts wasn't targeted on 13 offensive snaps but returned two kicks for 57 yards and one punt for 17 yards. The 31-year-old's potential availability for the regular-season finale should come into focus when the Bills return to practice later this week.

December 23, 2019 1:53 PM EST

Andre Roberts: Gets PT on offense

Roberts caught one of two targets for seven yards during Sunday's win over the Steelers. He also returned two kickoffs for 45 yards and one punt for 12 yards.

Analysis: Roberts saw 26 percent of the offensive snaps, his second most playing time on offense this season. While he only sees the occasional look in the passing game, it's that much more that some leagues allow to be added to his fine return skills. Roberts' 607 kickoff return yards ranks fourth in the league through 14 weeks, while his 206 punt return yards ranks sixth.

December 16, 2019 9:05 PM EST

Andre Roberts: Big factor in return game

Roberts returned six punts for 46 yards and two kickoffs for 71 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. He also caught one ball for six yards while seeing eight snaps on offense.

Analysis: Roberts is one of the league's best in the return game and even though he missed the first two contests with a quadriceps injury, he's on his way to boosting the Bills' special teams game. He'll see nearly all the returns from here on out, while being sprinkled in occasionally on offense.

October 1, 2019 2:49 PM EST

Andre Roberts: Makes Buffalo debut

Roberts, returning from a quadriceps injury, made his Bills debut Sunday. He returned one kickoff for 23 yards and three punts for four yards.

Analysis: Roberts only saw two snaps on offense, somewhat disappointing after his strong summer, though the team seemed to move on without him offensively following the untimely injury. He looked to be getting re-acclimated with things on punt returns, visibly out of sync with the team's blocking. Given Roberts' fine return skills though, there's no reason he won't start ripping off better returns now that he's seemingly past the injury.

September 23, 2019 10:15 AM EST

Andre Roberts: Ready to rock

Roberts (quadriceps) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Analysis: Roberts was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he appears to have gotten over his quadriceps issue. He'll look to make an impact in the return game versus Cincinnati on Sunday.

September 20, 2019 10:44 AM EST

Andre Roberts: Limited again

Roberts (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Roberts has now logged two consecutive limited practice sessions after not participating at all last week. Depending on the extent of his participation in Friday's practice, Roberts could make his season debut Sunday versus Cincinnati.

September 19, 2019 1:27 PM EST

Andre Roberts: Practicing limited

Roberts, who has missed the first two games with a quad injury, is practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, Sal Capaccio of WGR550.com reports.

Analysis: Roberts didn't practice at all last week, so he's trending toward making his season debut Sunday against the Bengals. The Bills don't really need his help at receiver, though they haven't shown much in the return game yet and Roberts is one of the best in the league.

September 18, 2019 9:12 AM EST

Andre Roberts: To miss second straight week

Roberts (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at the Giants, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The injury isn't considered a long-term issue, but it's gotten Roberts' Bills career off on the wrong foot, as he'll now be inactive for the team's first two games. Isaiah McKenzie will pick up extra work in the receiving and kickoff return areas for another week, while Micah Hyde or others will fill Roberts' punt return chores.

September 13, 2019 10:47 AM EST

Andre Roberts: Sitting out Friday's practice

Roberts (quad) will miss a third straight practice Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Roberts didn't play last week against the Jets, while his status for Week 2 seems very much up in the air. The return game takes a pretty big hit when he's not available, though we'll see if he can at least earn the "questionable" tag for Sunday, as he's been reportedly progressing in the right direction, albeit slowly.

September 13, 2019 8:46 AM EST

Andre Roberts: Another missed practice

Roberts is sitting out a second straight practice due to a quad injury suffered in Week 1, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Bills can replace Roberts at receiver but he's one of the league's best returners, a job that will be shared by Isaiah McKenzie and Micah Hyde (and perhaps Devin Singletary) in Week 2 against the Giants if Roberts has to sit another week. He'll get one more chance to put his hat in the ring if he can practice to some degree Friday.

September 12, 2019 9:19 AM EST

Andre Roberts: Sitting out Wednesday's session

Roberts, who missed Sunday's opener with a quad injury, is not practicing Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Roberts was reportedly doing a lot better leading into the practice week, but his absence Wednesday is not a great sign. Isaiah McKenzie and Micah Hyde would likely fill Roberts' return duties again if he can't find his way back to the field for Week 2 against the Giants.

September 11, 2019 11:09 AM EST

Andre Roberts: No-go for Sunday

Roberts (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Roberts had a great training camp and preseason and was set to have a key role as a returner/receiver combo, but the injury cropped up recently and now he won't get a chance to sting his former team until later in the season. The likely candidates to fill Roberts' return role are Devin Singletary (kickoffs) and Micah Hyde (punts), though the Bills may use multiple folks on punt returns given Hyde's key defensive role.

September 6, 2019 9:49 AM EST

Andre Roberts: Game-time decision for Sunday

Roberts (quadriceps) is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Jets, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: Roberts is Buffalo's top return man and also provides the team with receiver depth. If he's unable to suit up for the regular-season opener versus the Jets, Devin Singletary should see work returning kickoffs and Micah Hyde will handle punt returns.

September 5, 2019 9:15 AM EST

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