Andre Roberts wanted to be the Redskins’ No. 2 receiver

Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts made it clear last month that he was frustrated with his role Arizona last season.

“It was definitely frustrating,” said Roberts, via ESPN.com. “I felt great coming into [2013] and I was hoping I could better my stats and help the offense more. 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 thought he was going to be the Redskins’ No. 2 receivers, but they ended up signing DeSean Jackson.

“Well, I envisioned one thing and then we signed DeSean Jackson,” Roberts said on ESPN 980’s “Inside the Locker Room” Thursday. “So I haven’t really thought too much.”

Roberts understands how the NFL works.

“That’s how the league is, that’s how the league works,” Roberts said. “Going into my situation, I wanted to be the No. 2 receiver. But I still don’t how it’s going to work out. Obviously, when you look at how much money is being made each guy, you’d think that’s going to be [the] No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3.”

If Roberts wants to be more than a No. 3 receiver,  he’ll have to outplay Jackson and Pierre Garcon.