Packers claim Michael Roberts off waivers

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The Lions tried to trade tight end Michael Roberts to the Patriots, but the deal was rescinded last Friday and Roberts was placed on waivers instead.

Now Roberts will be headed to one of Detroit’s divisional rivals instead. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Packers have claimed Roberts and added him to their 90-man roster.

The Packers did not have to make a corresponding move because they held a spot open after waiving running back Kapri Bibbs last week.

Roberts was set to join the Patriots in exchange for a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick after the two teams agreed on trade terms last week, but the Lions announced the deal was off on Friday afternoon. Roberts was a 2017 fourth-round pick by the Lions and caught 13 passes in his two seasons with the team.

He joins a depth chart topped by Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan and third-round pick Jace Sternberger. The Packers also recently claimed Pharoah McKever off of waivers from the Jaguars.

 

18 responses to “Packers claim Michael Roberts off waivers

  1. Turning over every rock. Low risk get for the Pack and may make it to final 53 or practice squad depending on health and needs on ST. Be the Gute.

  2. Bye Bye Jimmy. Your name as a premiere TE “jumped the shark” years ago yet the Packers were dumb enough to bite. Be well in retirement.

  3. And yet another wasted pick by Bob Quinn.

    I am so over this dude and “The Patriots way”. Unless you get Bill Belichick you are going nowhere, fast.

  4. Don’t expect much – the Pats were desperate for a TE and yet he failed their medical.

  5. Roberts fills the one open spot on the 90 man camp roster left vacant by the waiving of RB Kapri Bibbs.

    Roberts is now the 8th string TE(Graham, Lewis,Jace,Tonyan,Baylis,McKever,Johnson) and a camp body.

    You do see though that this caused the singular troll to have to break away from his multiple SN’s triggered breakdown in other Packers threads and he had to come post here and continue the constant obsession he has with the Packers and their fans. He has a lot of time on his hands.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  6. freefromcommonsense writes 3 paragraphs on what he claims is the Packers 8th string TE.

    Talk about ‘triggered’…

  7. I didn’t “claim” anything.

    Roberts is indeed the 8th string TE on the Packers right now for training camp. I listed the other 7 in my post. This is a Packers thread on a Pro Football website. That is what Packers fans do, they come here to comment on the Packers with other adults.

    They don’t come here to read you obsessively crying over your extreme jealousy of the Packers and their fans on 500+ SN’s.

    Now run along and let the adults discuss the Packers and go cry in your room.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  8. freefromwhatyouare says:
    June 18, 2019 at 10:35 am
    I didn’t β€œclaim” anything.

    Roberts is indeed the 8th string TE on the Packers right now for training camp. I listed the other 7 in my post. This is a Packers thread on a Pro Football website. That is what Packers fans do, they come here to comment on the Packers with other adults.

    They don’t come here to read you obsessively crying over your extreme jealousy of the Packers and their fans on 500+ SN’s.

    Now run along and let the adults discuss the Packers and go cry in your room.
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr LMAO!!!!

  9. freefromcommonsense says

    Roberts is indeed the 8th string TE on the Packers right now for training camp. I listed the other 7 in my post.
    ###

    I was fully aware you listed 7 other names that play TE.

    What is in question is whether Roberts is the 8th string TE.

    I’ll give you that some of the names are assuredly ahead of Roberts. But if all 7 are positively ahead of Roberts, they would not have brought him in.

    Someone on the Packers staff must think Roberts might be better than some of those names.

    This is how adults think and operate.

    Then there is freefromcommonsense…

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