The Buffalo Bills found that they would be sending a third player to the Pro Bowl with Andre Roberts named as a replacement.
On Tuesday, kick returner Andre Roberts found out he would be heading to Orlando this weekend to represent the Buffalo Bills at the Pro Bowl this weekend. He will be joining cornerback Tre’Davious White and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.
Roberts will be heading to his second consecutive Pro Bowl, although it will be his first as a member of the Buffalo Bills. Last season, he went as a representative of the New York Jets.
He was named as an alternate for the Pro Bowl but will be replacing Kansas City Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman, who will be missing Sunday’s game with the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
Roberts was a key free agent signing for the Bills this past offseason for their special teams and was the Bills primary kick returner this past season. He finished the year with 53 combined kickoff and punt returns in 13 games.
He finished fourth in the NFL in yards per average on kickoffs among players with at least 20 returns, averaging 26.6 yards per kickoff return. He also finished 10th in the NFL in yards per punt return at eight yards.
While he was not able to find the end zone on a kickoff or a punt in 2019, he also didn’t have any major mistakes and finished the year with no fumbles.
The contributions of Roberts to the success of the Bills this past season season may not get the credit it deserved. A returner like Roberts is important to the field position battle throughout the course of the game.
More times than not, the Buffalo Bills were set up with positive field position thanks to Roberts ability as a returner.
The NFL Pro Bowl takes place on January 26th at 3 PM in Orlando, FL. The game will be televised on ESPN and ABC.