The New York Jets announced Saturday that they’ve released veteran CB Darryl Roberts.
We've released DB Darryl Roberts.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 21, 2020
Reports had said that Roberts was likely to be released one the team signed a defensive back. Turns out the Jets just agree to sign DB Marqui Christian to a contract today.
Roberts, 29, is a former seventh-round pick of the Patriots in 2015. He was waived with an injury designation in 2016 and claimed off waivers by the Jets.
Roberts signed a three-year, $18 million extension with the Jets last year and was set to make a base salary of $5 million for the 2020 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Roberts will free up $6 million of available cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2019, Roberts appeared in 13 games for the Jets and recorded 63 tackles, one interception and six passes defended.