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Andre Roberts signs with Jets

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The Jets have agreed to terms with veteran wide receiver Andre Roberts.

Roberts is a veteran journeyman who has been in the NFL since 2010. The Jets will be his fifth team.

As a receiver, Roberts has been an unspectacular yet marginally productive option. He has four 400 yard seasons in the league.

He didn’t see much action as a receiver while spending his 2017 with the Falcons. This speaks to his potential role with the Jets. Roberts has a lot of experience as a return man. His career kickoff return average is 23.4, and his career punt return average is 8.1. The Jets need to add some more quality to their return game, particularly a punt return group that was dismal in 2017.

In an ideal world, somebody will emerge in training camp and the preseason who is younger and possesses more upside to make Roberts obsolete. He is an adequate insurance option, though.