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  Packers | Michael Roberts waived    Wed Jun 19, 05:22 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Michael Roberts (undisclosed) was waived Wednesday, June 19, with a failed physical designation, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Well that didn't last long. The Lions traded away Roberts to the Patriots a week ago, but he was released due to a failed physical designation. The Packers picked him up shortly after that trade was voided, and now Roberts is back on the open market due to another failed physical. Roberts suffered a shoulder injury last December and clearly teams have an issue with his recovery and current health status.

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  Packers | Michael Roberts finds new home with Green Bay    Mon Jun 17, 05:10 PM

Free-agent TE Michael Roberts (Lions) claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, June 17.

Footballguys view: A failed physical nixed a trade of Roberts from the Lions to the Patriots last week. The Packers are top heavy at the position with starter Jimmy Graham and athletic rookie Jace Sternberger. We'll see if Roberts can stay healthy and impress as a No. 3 tight end.

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  Patriots | Michael Roberts trade falls through    Fri Jun 14, 04:14 PM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts reverted back to the team after his reported trade to the New England Patriots on Thursday, June 13, was rescinded. As a result, the Patriots will keep their 2020 seventh-round draft choice.

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  Lions | Michael Roberts waived after rescinded trade    Fri Jun 14, 04:10 PM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts was returned to the team after the Lions' reported trade with the New England Patriots fell through Friday, June 14. Roberts was subsequently waived.

Footballguys view: His tenure was even shorter than Austin Seferian-Jenkins stint with the Patriots this offseason. He'll still probably catch on a 90-man roster somewhere with the league's desire to use more two tight end sets on offense.

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  Patriots | Michael Roberts trade update    Fri Jun 14, 02:50 AM

Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots acquired Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2020 draft.

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  Lions | Michael Roberts nets 2020 pick    Fri Jun 14, 02:49 AM

Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions traded TE Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2020.

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  Lions | DET lands a seventh rounder    Thu Jun 13, 10:22 AM

Updating an earlier report, Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts was traded to the New England Patriots for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2020.

Footballguys view: Roberts is going to be in line to compete for the starting job in New England. If he stays healthy and finally plays up to his potential, the Patriots could have stolen Roberts here. If he continues to get banged up and disappoint, then New England didn't give up much of anything for him. It's a win-win for the Pats.

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  Lions | Michael Roberts sent to Pats    Thu Jun 13, 08:58 AM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts was traded to the New England Patriots Thursday, June 13, for a future late-round draft pick.

Footballguys view: It's a good move for both sides here. The Patriots were desperate at tight end, with Matt LaCosse as the top man on the depth chart (Ben Watson is suspended the first four games of 2019). The Lions were jam-packed at the position after adding Jesse James in free agency and T.J. Hockenson in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft. Roberts has struggled to stay healthy and impress as a pro. However, he was a touchdown hog in college at Toledo and could be re-energized by joining a winning culture like the Patriots have. We'll see how this shakes out in training camp, but Roberts could push for the No. 1 tight end job in New England.

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  Lions | Detroit could make use of three tight ends    Tue Jun 4, 05:37 PM

Detroit Lions TEs Jesse James (6-foot-7, 261 pounds), T.J. Hockenson (6-foot-5, 251), Michael Roberts (6-foot-5, 265) and Logan Thomas (6-foot-6, 250) all possess the ability to detach from the line of scrimmage and create mismatches, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Birkett also notes he wouldn't be surprised if the Lions play with three tight ends on the field at times - even outside goal-line or short-yardage situations.

Footballguys view: Good news for all these tight ends but bad news for Fantasy GMs. It's a bit of a cluster at the position. We love Hockenson's upside and potential but he's going to have to work in and try to emerge from a TEBC as a rookie.

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Jesse James player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Detroit to pursue tight ends?    Thu Jan 24, 10:19 PM

Detroit Lions TE Luke Willson's lack of production and the injuries to TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) will have the Lions targeting tight ends in free agency and in the 2019 NFL Draft, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: We could see that happening for the Lions. The tight end class is a good one, and the Lions may be tempted to select someone like T.J. Hockenson (Iowa) in the first round. The Lions currently have the no.8 overall selection in the 2019 NFL draft.

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Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Pair of Lions land on IR    Tue Dec 11, 04:09 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 11. In corresponding moves, TE Jerome Cunningham and OL Leo Koloamatangi were signed to the active roster from the practice squad.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Jerome Cunningham player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Week 14 injury report for Detroit    Fri Dec 7, 03:48 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals. LB Trevor Bates (ankle) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 7, but has also been ruled out. FB Nick Bellore (ankle), WR Bruce Ellington (back), DE Kerry Hyder Jr. (illness), LB Devon Kennard (hip), WR Brandon Powell (calf), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder), CB Darius Slay (ankle) and QB Matthew Stafford (back) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DE Ziggy Ansah (neck) and WR Kenny Golladay (quad) returned to a full practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

Footballguys view: It sounds like Ellington and Stafford will play, but this is an afternoon start, so if you are counting on them in deep leagues, make sure to have a late/night game hedge on the roster. We should get news on Stafford Sunday morning before the early games kick off.

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Nick Bellore player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Darius Slay player page
Devon Kennard player page
Bruce Ellington player page
Kerry Hyder Jr player page
Kenny Golladay player page
Michael Roberts player page
Kerryon Johnson player page


  Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 6, 04:29 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (neck), LB Trevor Bates (ankle), FB Nick Bellore (ankle), LB Devon Kennard (hip) and CB Darius Slay (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 6. WR Brandon Powell (calf) and TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) participated fully.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Darius Slay player page
Devon Kennard player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Wednesday's practice report for Detroit    Wed Dec 5, 05:52 PM

Detroit Lions LB Trevor Bates (ankle), RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) and LB Devon Kennard (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. DE Ziggy Ansah (neck), FB Nick Bellore (ankle), WR Bruce Ellington (back), WR Kenny Golladay (quadriceps), WR Brandon Powell (calf) and QB Matthew Stafford (back) were listed as limited participants while TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Nick Bellore player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Devon Kennard player page
Bruce Ellington player page
Kenny Golladay player page
Michael Roberts player page
Kerryon Johnson player page


  Lions | Week 13 injury report for Detroit    Fri Nov 30, 04:12 PM

Detroit Lions FB Nick Bellore (ankle), RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) and WR Brandon Powell (calf) did not practice Friday, Nov. 30, and have been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Los Angeles Rams. TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) remained limited in practice Friday and is listed as doubtful. WR Bruce Ellington (back) and LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) were also limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable.

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Bruce Ellington player page
Jalen Reeves-Maybin player page
Michael Roberts player page
Kerryon Johnson player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report for Lions    Thu Nov 29, 04:11 PM

Detroit Lions LB Nick Bellore (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 29. WR Brandon Powell (calf), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) and TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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Jalen Reeves-Maybin player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Detroit's injury report for Wednesday    Wed Nov 28, 04:39 PM

Detroit Lions FB Nick Bellore (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28. LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) and TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) were limited.

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Jalen Reeves-Maybin player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Several Lions questionable    Wed Nov 21, 02:35 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), DT Damon Harrison (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder), DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) and CB Darius Slay (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21, and are questionable for Week 12.

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Damon Harrison player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Darius Slay player page
A'Shawn Robinson player page
Jalen Reeves-Maybin player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Detroit's Tuesday injury report    Tue Nov 20, 06:35 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 20. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), DT Damon Harrison (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder), OT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) and CB Darius Slay (knee) were limited.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Darius Slay player page
A'Shawn Robinson player page
Jalen Reeves-Maybin player page
Michael Roberts player page
Kerryon Johnson player page


  Lions | Detroit's Monday injury report    Mon Nov 19, 06:23 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not practice Monday, Nov. 19. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), WR Bruce Ellington (back), DT Damon Harrison (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder), OT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) and CB Darius Slay (knee) were limited.

Footballguys view: The Lions play on Thanksgiving against the Bears and most think Johnson isn't going to play. Without Johnson on the field, the Lions will turn to a RBBC featuring LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick.

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Damon Harrison player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Darius Slay player page
Bruce Ellington player page
A'Shawn Robinson player page
Jalen Reeves-Maybin player page
Michael Roberts player page
Kerryon Johnson player page


  Lions | Week 11 Detroit Lions inactives    Sun Nov 18, 11:32 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared DL A'Shawn Robinson, OT Andrew Donnal, TE Michael Roberts, WR Brandon Powell, LB Eric Lee, LB Kelvin Sheppard and WR Marvin Jones inactive for Week 11.

Footballguys view: Luke Willson gets into tight end deep sleeper territory with Roberts out.

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Marvin Jones Jr player page
A'Shawn Robinson player page
Eric Lee player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Detroit's Week 11 injury report    Fri Nov 16, 03:45 PM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and have been ruled out for Week 11. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and DT Damon Harrison (shoulder) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. LB Eli Harold (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), CB Darius Slay (knee) and TE Luke Willson (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

Footballguys view: Luke Willson has a chance as a deep sleeper this week with Roberts and Marvin Jones out against a Panthers defense that has problems covering tight ends.

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Damon Harrison player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Darius Slay player page
Luke Willson player page
Eli Harold player page
A'Shawn Robinson player page
Jalen Reeves-Maybin player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 15, 04:25 PM

Detroit Lions DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) and TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 15. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), DT Damon Harrison (shoulder), LB Eli Harold (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), CB Darius Slay (knee) and TE Luke Willson (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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Damon Harrison player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Darius Slay player page
Luke Willson player page
Eli Harold player page
A'Shawn Robinson player page
Jalen Reeves-Maybin player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Wednesday's practice report for Detroit    Wed Nov 14, 04:32 PM

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 14. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), LB Eli Harold (shoulder), DT Damon Harrison (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), CB Darius Slay (knee) and TE Luke Willson (shoulder) were limited participants.

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Damon Harrison player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Darius Slay player page
Luke Willson player page
Eli Harold player page
A'Shawn Robinson player page
Jalen Reeves-Maybin player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Michael Roberts dinged against Chicago    Mon Nov 12, 01:10 AM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) sustained a shoulder injury when he was tackled on his only catch of the game in Week 10 versus the Chicago Bears.

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  Lions | Michael Roberts scores twice    Sun Oct 21, 09:27 PM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts caught three passes for 48 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

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  Lions | Detroit's injury report for Week 7    Fri Oct 19, 04:51 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not participate in practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Miami Dolphins. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is listed as questionable. OG T.J. Lang (concussion) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) participated fully in practice Friday but are also listed as questionable. LB Eli Harold (non-injury), RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle), CB Teez Tabor (groin) and S Tavon Wilson (back) logged full practices Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Theo Riddick player page
Eli Harold player page
Teez Tabor player page
Michael Roberts player page
Kerryon Johnson player page


  Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 18, 04:46 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) was held out of practice Thursday, Oct. 18. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) was limited. LB Eli Harold (non-injury related), OG T.J. Lang (concussion), TE Michael Roberts (knee), CB Teez Tabor (groin) and S Tavon Wilson (back) participated fully.

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Tavon Wilson player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Theo Riddick player page
Eli Harold player page
Teez Tabor player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Wednesday's practice report for Detroit    Wed Oct 17, 04:29 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), OG T.J. Lang (concussion) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) were listed as limited participants, while LB Eli Harold (not injury related), RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle), CB Teez Tabor (groin) and S Tavon Wilson (back) were able to practice in full.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Theo Riddick player page
Eli Harold player page
Teez Tabor player page
Michael Roberts player page
Kerryon Johnson player page


  Lions | Week 5 injury report for Detroit    Fri Oct 5, 04:01 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), OG T.J. Lang (concussion) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 5 and each have been ruled out for Week 5 game against the Green Bay Packers. DB Quandre Diggs (hand), DL Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), WR Marvin Jones (ankle) and S Tavon Wilson (back) were limited participants and listed as questionable, while LB Eli Harold (not injury related) did not practice and is also questionable. CB Nevin Lawson (illness) and DB Tracy Walker (ankle) practiced in full and are listed as questionable, while RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) fully participated and was lifted from the report.

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Marvin Jones Jr player page
Tavon Wilson player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Nevin Lawson player page
Eli Harold player page
Quandre Diggs player page
Michael Roberts player page
DaShawn Hand player page
Tracy Walker player page


  Lions | No practice for T.J. Lang, Michael Roberts    Fri Oct 5, 12:24 PM

Detroit Lions OG T.J. Lang (concussion) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) remained out of practice Friday, Oct. 5.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report for Detroit    Thu Oct 4, 05:23 PM

Detroit Lions LB Eli Harold (non-injury), OG T.J. Lang (concussion), CB Nevin Lawson (illness) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 4. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), S Quandre Diggs (hand), DT Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), S Tracy Walker (ankle) and S Tavon Wilson (back) were limited during practice.

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Tavon Wilson player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Nevin Lawson player page
Eli Harold player page
Quandre Diggs player page
Michael Roberts player page
DaShawn Hand player page
Tracy Walker player page


  Lions | Wednesday practice report for Lions    Wed Oct 3, 07:17 PM

Detroit Lions LB Eli Harold (non-injury), OG T.J. Lang (concussion) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), S Quandre Diggs (hand), S Tracy Walker (ankle) and S Tavon Wilson (back) were limited during practice.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Eli Harold player page
Quandre Diggs player page
Michael Roberts player page
Tracy Walker player page


  Lions | Week 4 Detroit Lions inactives    Sun Sep 30, 11:44 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared OG Joe Dahl, RB Ameer Abdullah, TE Michael Roberts, WR Brandon Powell, DL Kerry Hyder, DL Ziggy Ansah and CB DeShawn Shead inactive for Week 4.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Kerry Hyder Jr player page
Ameer Abdullah player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Week 4 injury report for Detroit    Fri Sep 28, 04:15 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 28 and they are ruled out for Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys. LB Jarrad Davis (knee) and WR Golden Tate (hip) went through a limited practice and are listed as questionable, while OT Andrew Donnal (knee), OG T.J. Lang (back) and OL Frank Ragnow (knee) practiced in full and have been removed from the report.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Jarrad Davis player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Two ruled out for Week 4    Fri Sep 28, 04:13 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 28 and they have been ruled out for the Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report     Thu Sep 27, 04:48 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 27. OG T.J. Lang (back) and OG Frank Ragnow (knee) were limited. OT Andrew Donnal (knee) participated fully.

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Ezekiel Ansah player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Ziggy Ansah, Michael Roberts remain out    Thu Sep 27, 12:57 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) were not practicing Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Wednesday injury report for Lions     Wed Sep 26, 04:31 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and TE Michael Roberts (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. OT Andrew Donnal (knee) and OG T.J. Lang (back) were limited.

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Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Week 3 Detroit Lions inactives    Sun Sep 23, 06:58 PM

The Detroit Lions have declared OG Joe Dahl, RB Ameer Abdullah, OT Andrew Donnal, TE Michael Roberts, WR Brandon Powell, DL Kerry Hyder and DL Ziggy Ansah inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Ansah is by far the best pass rusher on the team, so they will miss him against Tom Brady and company. The Lions defense at least got shutdown Darius Slay back after a Week 2 concussion.

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Kerry Hyder Jr player page
Ameer Abdullah player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Michael Roberts questionable    Sat Sep 22, 10:07 AM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3's game against the New England Patriots due to a knee injury.

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  Lions | Michael Roberts having problems    Thu Aug 9, 03:11 PM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts (leg) missed a few practices two weeks ago because of a leg injury and has struggled with drops since returning to practice.

Footballguys view: He's second on the depth chart behind Luke Willson, but that may not hold up if he can't fix this. No Detroit tight end looks like a fantasy option, so just consider this us keeping you fully informed because we know you want to know everything.

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  Lions | Michael Roberts could make a leap    Fri Apr 6, 10:10 PM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts is a 'very unique talent' and has a chance to take his performance to another level in 2018, according to general manager Bob Quinn. 'So, we're excited about his future, but I think it's really up to him to kind of take the next step because the talent's there,' Quinn said.

Footballguys view: We liked Roberts coming out of Toledo last year, mainly because of his Senior Bowl performance and the fact he was a touchdown hog for the Rockets in college. Even though the Lions added Levine Toilolo and Luke Willson in free agency this offseason, Roberts could give them some punch in the red zone. We're watching him with great interest in dynasty leagues...especially in TE premium formats.

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  Lions | Michael Roberts expects bigger role    Wed Feb 21, 07:31 PM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts said he expects to have a bigger role on offense next season and believes he will be an every-down tight end for the Lions.

Footballguys view: Roberts was a touchdown hog in college and perhaps that is a role he could fill for the Lions. Eric Ebron is still the top tight end for the team, but perhaps Roberts could mix into the offense more than he did as a rookie in 2017.

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  Lions | Eric Ebron not going anywhere    Mon Feb 19, 03:37 PM

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron will not be released as he enters the 2018 season under his fifth-year option. Ebron will be guaranteed $8.25 million when the new league year begins. The inconsistent tight end's presence will limit playing time for fellow TEs Darren Fells and Michael Roberts.

Footballguys view: Ebron has yet to fully play up to his potential as a pro. The Lions will give him one more go and see if he can finally flourish. Fantasy owners know after three seasons as a TE2 what to expect from Ebron.

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Eric Ebron player page
Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Michael Roberts punished    Sun Dec 31, 12:08 PM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts was declared inactive for Week 17's game against the Green Bay Packers after skipping a team meeting Saturday, Dec. 30. He was also fined by the club for the unexcused absence.

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  Lions | Week 17 inactives for Detroit    Sun Dec 31, 11:45 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared OL Brian Mihalik, RB Dwayne Washington, WR Jace Billingsley, TE Michael Roberts, CB Nevin Lawson, DL Rodney Coe, RB Zach Zenner inactive for Week 17.

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Dwayne Washington player page
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Michael Roberts player page


  Lions | Michael Roberts dropping passes    Sun Aug 6, 12:30 AM

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts dropped a pass and lost a fumble during the team's mock game Saturday, Aug. 5, and Kyle Meinke of MLive.com said Roberts has been struggling with ball security and catching the ball throughout training camp.

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