The Patriots' trade with the Lions for tight end Michael Roberts has been voided.
On Friday, the Lions announced Roberts was reverted back to their roster, per trade conditions. They subsequently waived the 25-year-old.
“The Detroit Lions announced today that TE Michael Roberts reverted back to the team’s roster, per trade conditions.— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) June 14, 2019
“Subsequently, the Lions announced that they have waived Roberts.” https://t.co/HAcS4zspmd
Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports the trade was voided due to Roberts' failed physical.
The Patriots will keep their seventh-round conditional selection in 2020 that originally was included in the trade for Roberts.
Matt LaCosse remains the No. 1 tight end on New England's depth chart with Ben Watson suspended for the first four games of the season.
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