Roberts is the third Patriots player to reach a contract agreement with the Dolphins since the legal tampering period of NFL free agnecy began Monday, joining linebacker Kyle Van Noy (four years, $51 million) and center Ted Karras (one year, $4 million). The Patriots have now lost three linebackers (Roberts, Van Noy and Jamie Collins) in free agency so far, per reports.
Roberts was a sixth-round pick (214th overall) of the Patriots in 2016. He tallied 29 total tackles, one sack and one pass defensed last season. The 25-year-old linebacker also was a valuable member of New England's special teams and even played fullback on offense after James Develin's injury. Roberts was a voted a team captain by his teammates before the 2019 campaign, which shows the kind of leadership skills he can bring the Dolphins.
He also caught the second-to-last touchdown pass of Tom Brady's Patriots career, which came against the Dolphins in Week 17.
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Roberts will reunite with former Patriots defensive coach Brian Flores, who just completed his first season as Miami's head coach.