As for his role in the big party, Roberts acknowledged this week, "I envisioned one thing and then we signed DeSean Jackson."
"That's how the league is; that's how the league works," he told WTEM-AM on Thursday, per ESPN.com's John Keim. "Going into my situation, I wanted to be the No. 2 receiver. But I still don't know how it's going to work out. Obviously, when you look at how much money is being made (by) each guy, you'd think that's going to be (the) No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3."
The 'Skins handed Roberts a four-year, $16 million deal with $8 million in guarantees. Jackson will make $16 million guaranteed over the next two seasons.
Jackson joining the mix likely means a more defined slot role for Roberts -- and, yes, fewer snaps -- but all four of Washington's primary pass-catchers have the ability to puncture defenses deep. In a league where teams are making three-receiver sets their bread and butter, the difference between No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 means less than it used to.