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The Detroit Lions will not be getting a 2020 draft decide for Michael Roberts in any case.

A day after they traded the third-yr tight end to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft selection, the Lions announced that Roberts had reverted back to their roster because of circumstances of the commerce and was subsequently waived.

Roberts’ agent didn’t instantly return a telephone call in search of comment, however the tight end was coming back from December shoulder surgery.

He stated final week that he was in an excellent spot health sensible, and in a quick telephone interview Thursday he stated he was on the brink of journey to New England to complete the commerce.

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“I’m up and operating,” Roberts stated of his health last week. “Simply it’s extra so about sustaining and constructing power around every thing that I had go incorrect which, I really feel completely fantastic.”

Michael Roberts talks with reporters after minicamp on June 4, 2019, in Allen Park. (Photograph: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press)

The Lions made vital upgrades to their tight end room this offseason, signing Jesse James and Logan Thomas in free agency and taking T.J. Hockenson and Isaac Nauta in the draft.

Nauta has not practiced with the workforce this summer time, however Hockenson, James and Thomas are anticipated to fill roster spots this fall, which made Roberts expendable.

A fourth-round select of Toledo in 2017, Roberts caught 9 passes for one hundred yards and three touchdowns final season and has thirteen receptions for 146 yards in his profession.

The Lions presently wouldn’t have a seventh-round decide in the 2020 draft. They traded their unique seventh-round choice to the San Francisco 49ers last yr for Eli Harold.

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Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett. Read extra on the Detroit Lions and join our Lions publication.

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