MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 03: Preston Williams #18 of the Miami Dolphins makes the catch against Darryl Roberts #27 of the New York Jets in the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on November 03, 2019 in Miami, Florida.
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Former New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts has found a new home by signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions.

Former New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts has found a new home.

According to Tom Pelissero of, Roberts and the Detroit Lions have agreed to a one-year deal.

Roberts, 29, is a two-year starter who couldn’t quite reach the level the Jets required. In 26 games started and 56 contests overall, Roberts tallied 3 interceptions, 27 pass deflections and 172 tackles over four seasons.

Drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, Mike Maccagnan scooped him up prior to the team’s surprising 10-6 season. Mainly a special teamer, he worked his way into a starting gig under Todd Bowles in 2018 (only spot-starting prior).

Now, he joins a Lions team in need of outside corners.

Detroit traded 2017 first-team All-Pro Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles. Although Rashaan Melvin left as a free agent. In addition to Roberts, they have added Desmond Trufant and Tony McRae at cornerback, in addition to the former Jet.

Pierre Desir is the man Joe Douglas turned to when thinking about replacing Roberts in the Jets secondary. With Brian Poole also back, manning the slot, the team’s other outside options include Bless Austin and Arthur Maulet.

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3 years ago

For a number of reasons, very curious about the value of this deal ?