Packers claim ex-Lions TE Roberts after voided trade

  • By Logan Reardon
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Former Lions tight end Michael Roberts has found (another) new home.

The Green Bay Packers claimed Roberts off the waiver wire Monday, per the NFL transaction wire.

Last week, a trade sending Roberts from Detroit to New England for a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick fell through after he failed his physical with the Patriots. As a result, Roberts was reverted back to the Lions' roster and subsequently waived.

In two seasons with the Lions, Roberts -- a 2017 fourth-round pick -- played in 23 games, catching 13 passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns.

The Packers tight end group currently includes Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis and rookie third-round pick Jace Sternberger.