By: Jason Sarney
At the start of the Dolphins live Zoom-based teleconference with their new Free Agents, Linebacker and part-time specialist when called upon, Elandon Roberts spoke to several Miami beat writers, and websites for the Fin Faithful on Thursday morning.
Roberts was asked several questions from prominent names in Miami Dolphins reporting and coverage, but before some of his words, let us deep-dive into his career thus far.
The new Dolphin and former Patriot was draft by New England in the 6th round in 2016. The 214th overall selection was utilized in a few different ways by the Patriots over his four seasons there, as he even scored against his new teammates this past December as a fullback Week 17, where he made it appear he was a lead-blocker for who is now his former running back.
Roberts has recorded four sacks, 206 total career tackles and has both forced and recovered a fumble. He has even showed leadership as a defensive captain while in New England last season.
There is no question his relationship with former New England linebackers’ coach and current head coach in Miami, Brian Flores, had much to do with his choice to come to Miami.
Roberts told the media, regarding coach Flores, his decision was made easier by "how good a leader [coach Flores] is on and off the field." and then adds.... "I'm all in, 100% all the way."
Roberts, who like as all is dealing with this current situation in the world as best he can, said that he is... "controlling what I can control." He added that he is....(about staying home) "Doing the right things."
He closed that question with.... "I'm looking forward to getting to my teammates.”
It are those teammates he will one day join, two being fellow teammates from New England and new Dolphins, Kyle Van Noy, Ted Karras and Kamu Grugier-Hill from a few years back. It is then he will be getting assimilated to his new surroundings and football home, while preparing to take things, “one day at a time with the Dolphins,” when asked about their chances in the Tom Brady-less AFC East.
One thing is for sure, and this is directly from Elandon Roberts himself as he closed his interview, “"I love that I'm a Miami Dolphin."
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