Lions trade TE Roberts to Patriots for conditional pickDetroit Lions tight end Michael Roberts (80) runs a route during Day 1 of OTAs on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Allen Park, Mich. (Detroit Lions via AP)
Detroit made the move Thursday, creating an open roster spot. ESPN reported the Lions may get a seventh-round selection for Roberts in 2020.
Detroit drafted Roberts in the fourth round two years ago. He has 13 career receptions for 146 yards and three touchdowns.
The Patriots added depth at tight end by acquiring Roberts, giving them another option following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski.
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