WR Naaman Roosevelt - Free Agent
|6-0, 190||Born: 12-24-1987||College: Buffalo||Drafted: ---|
2011 Week 5 vs PHI (7 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)
Starting WR Donald Jones left the game with an injury in the first quarter and that gave Roosevelt his biggest opportunity of the season. He responded with a solid game that included a couple big catches, including a 20-yard catch and run on a crossing pattern when the Bills were backed up at their own 5. Roosevelt doesn't have great speed but is a very reliable receiver who figures to see a big increase in playing time given the injury to Jones.
2011 Week 6 vs NYG (2 / 1 / 60 / 1 rec)
An injury to Donald Jones gave Roosevelt an opportunity for more playing time this week and he made the most of it with a great 60-yard touchdown catch and run early in the game. He ran a short in route that the Giants defense misplayed and wound up outrunning everybody to the end zone. The Bills lined him up outside more than expected, however, and that was his only target of the game until the 2nd last play of the game for the Bills offense. There is still an opportunity here, but his upside is definitely limited if the team keeps using David Nelson in the slot and giving more receiver snaps to C.J. Spiller.
2011 Week 8 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Roosevelt saw limited playing time this week as the Bills played with a lead for much of the game and used players like C.J. Spiller and Brad Smith at receiver ahead of him. He did come up with one big play, however, when Fitzpatrick hit him for a 22-yard gain on a slant pattern late in the first half that took the ball all the way down to the Washington 9-yard line.
2011 Week 9 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Roosevelt saw time as the team's 4th receiver in the game but finished with just 1 catch for 3 yards on 3 targets. On his one catch, the Bills thought he gained enough yards for a first down and used a replay challenge on it but the original call was upheld. The other two targets were poorly thrown balls and not really catchable.
2011 Week 10 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Roosevelt saw limited time as the team's 4th receiver this week and caught the only ball thrown his way for a 21-yard gain.
2011 Week 11 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Roosevelt saw added playing time this week as a #4 WR as several Bills receivers left the game with injuries. He did catch both passes thrown his way and converted them into 28 yards, but both came in the 3rd quarter with the game already well out of reach.
2011 Week 13 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Roosevelt returned to action this week and came up with one big play late in the game. With the Bills trailing by 6 and under a minute to go, Roosevelt picked up 25 yards over the middle to get the team to midfield and give them a chance before time expired.
2011 Week 17 vs NE (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
The Bills operated out of a spread formation and were without top targets in Steve Johnson and Scott Chandler for much of the game, which created some additional snaps for Roosevelt. He only caught 3 of the 6 passes thrown his way, but one of them was a nice 21-yard over the middle in the first quarter.
2010 Week 15 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
He has been thrust out into a spot where he is playing and he mainly comes on the field in 3 and 4 WR sets. Both his receptions came on 3rd down. Worth tracking right now but probably buried on the depth chart even with injuries.
2010 Week 16 vs NE (8 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)
The Bills have a lot of young talented WRs on their roster right now and with the injuries to both Lee Evans and Roscoe Parrish you are seeing guys that wouldn't normally play finding their way on the field. Roosevelt is one of the slimmer receivers on the roster, mostly built for go routes up the sideline. He flashed some pretty nice hands and his long term outlook in this offense is pretty murky right now. Buffalo was down by a lot for much of the game and they needed to try and throw a few deep balls so you saw Roosevelt dialed up for a few of them and he hauled in more than one or two of them. Certainly nothing to hang your hat on here though.
2010 Week 17 vs NYJ (6 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
A rookie out of the University of Buffalo, Roosevelt got his first start with Lee Evans gone for the season. He found precious little room to work, though he did run some pretty good routes and showed some good speed on a reverse in the second quarter.