"When you have weapons like Pierre and DeSean and Andre Roberts, these guys can really go deep down the field. You want to get them opportunities and we had a couple in (Week 1). We just didn’t come down with them," Griffin said. "Yeah, we have got to find ways to open those guys up more down the field. Don’t think that’s any secret. You want to be able to be efficient and hit the underneath stuff, but you also have to get those home-run shots in every now and then. We’ll work on getting that."
Andre Roberts eager to be part of return game
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (6/15/14) Redskins receiver Andre Roberts is competing to be the team's kickoff and punt returner. He told CSNWashington.com he's eager to make an impact not just as a receiver but on special teams.
“I feel like I’m one of those players who when he gets the ball in his hands he can make some big plays,” he said.
It's unlikely the Redskins will use Roberts as the primary option on both kick and punt returns. If he had to choose, he'd return kickoffs. In his career he's returned 16 kickoffs for an average of 22.4 yards.
Andre Roberts unhappy with new situation in Washington
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/11/14) When Andre Roberts signed with the Redskins, he saw himself as the No. 2 receiver opposite Pierre Garcon. But that vision was wrecked when the Skins signed DeSean Jackson earlier this month.
"I felt great coming into  and I was hoping I could better my stats and help the offense more," Roberts told ESPN. "But I wasn't able to do that. Being a competitor and a receiver who wants the ball every play -- you obviously can't get the ball every play -- but I have that mentality. Whenever there's a pass play I want the ball in my hands and I think I can do something special with it. When you don't get the opportunity, it was definitely really frustrating for me."
Roberts figures to be the third receiver for the Redskins this season, provided Jackson and Garcon stay healthy. He also assumes he'll return kickoffs and punts, which appeals to him.
Why DeSean Jackson is a good fit for Redskins
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (4/2/14) DeSean Jackson's skill set will mesh with the Redskins' offense and quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to ESPN.com. "Griffin's ability to throw the deep ball sits well with Jackson's penchant for catching them in the past," the report said. "It's what Jackson does best, and it's why he scares a defense so much.
"Griffin might not have a laser arm like Michael Vick -- few do -- but it's a very good arm and it's certainly one that should connect with Jackson down the field. Oh, there's also Griffin's ability to extend plays with a group as fast as this one. That, too, should lead to headaches for opposing defensive coordinators in the week leading up to facing this offense."
Andre Roberts is leaving the Cardinals for the Redskins after signing in Washington on a four-year deal worth $16 million. Roberts was expected to be No. 2 on the depth chart behind Pierre Garcon, but he will be No. 3 now behind Garcon and DeSean Jackson. He had a quiet year in 2013 with 43 catches for 471 yards and two touchdowns, but he did have a decent season in 2012 with 64 catches for 759 yards and five touchdowns. That’s probably his ceiling, and he’s a low-end Fantasy option coming into the year. Don’t draft him in the majority of leagues, but if he starts off the season playing well then add him off the waiver wire.