Pro Bowl returner Andre Roberts is signing with the Buffalo Bills per sources. He was selected for both the All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams in recognition of his work as a kick returner last season with the Jets— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 13, 2019
Roberts averaged 29.4 yards as a kickoff return guy last year and took one back for a touchdown. He also posted a 14.1 average on punt returns and added a touchdown there.
With all of that said, I can’t find a ton of fault in the Jets for letting Roberts go. That production was well above his career averages in both phases. This seems like a clear case of a career year at 30 years old and a prime regression candidate. And with kickoff returns slowly being phased out of the league, it just doesn’t make sense to pay a premium for a return man.
It was a tremendous season for Roberts in green and white that ended in a Pro Bowl. Now he is a division rival.