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Jeremy Ross
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Ross during his time at California
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Return Specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-16) March 16, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Career information
College: California
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 2011)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions     43
Receiving yards     506
Receiving touchdowns     3
Total return yards     2,752
Return touchdowns     2

Jeremy Spencer Ross (born March 16, 1988) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at California.

Ross has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals.

Professional careerEdit

New England PatriotsEdit

Ross signed with the New England Patriots on July 25, 2011 after going unselected in the 2011 NFL Draft.[1] The Patriots released him on August 30 for final roster cuts before the start the regular season.[2]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

The Indianapolis Colts signed Ross to the practice squad on September 28, 2011.[3] He was released by the Colts on August 31, 2012.

Green Bay PackersEdit

The Green Bay Packers signed Ross to their practice squad on October 17, 2012.[4] He was promoted to the team's active roster on December 1.[5] He committed a crucial muff on a punt return in a playoff-game loss to the San Francisco 49ers on January 12, 2013, which resulted in a 49ers' touchdown.

Ross was released by the Packers on September 23, 2013 after committing a crucial fumble on a kickoff in the first quarter of the previous day's game, which led to a Cincinnati Bengals' touchdown.[6][7] He played in eight regular-season games for the Packers over the past two seasons, averaged 17.9 yards on nine kickoff returns, 20.5 yards on six punt returns and made one catch for 8 yards.

Detroit LionsEdit

File:Jeremy Ross 2014.jpg

Ross was signed to the practice squad of the Detroit Lions on October 7, 2013.[8] He was promoted off the Lions' practice squad to the active roster on October 19, 2013, following an injury to wide receiver Nate Burleson.[9]

Since signing, he has played a role as a slot receiver and kick returner. He contributed to the Lions' 40-10 Thanksgiving Day victory over his former team, the Green Bay Packers, on November 28, 2013. In that game, he scored his first career NFL touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Matthew Stafford, and he had one run for 24 yards to pick up a first down.[10]

Since signing off the practice squad he has recorded 5 receptions for 59 yards and 1 touchdown, 1 run for 24 yards, 8 punt returns for 159 yards, and 10 kickoff returns for 335 yards.

During a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 8, 2013, Ross scored touchdowns on both a punt return and a kickoff return. This made him the first Lions player to do so since Eddie Payton on December 17, 1977.[11]

On April 20, 2015, the Detroit Lions signed Ross to an exclusive-rights free agent tender.[12]

On September 5, 2015, Ross was among final roster cuts before the start of the 2015 season.[13]

Baltimore RavensEdit

On September 7, 2015, Ross was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad.[14] He was promoted to the active roster on October 10, 2015.[15] On November 17, he was waived by the Ravens.[16]

Oakland RaidersEdit

On November 19, 2015, Ross was signed to the Oakland Raiders' practice squad. On November 25, 2015, Ross was signed to the active roster.[17]

New York JetsEdit

Ross signed with the New York Jets on April 6, 2016.[18] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Jets.[19] He was re-signed on September 29, 2016.[20] He was released on October 11, 2016.[21] He was re-signed by the Jets on November 22, 2016.[22] He was released again on December 6, 2016.[23]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On December 14, 2016, Ross was signed by the Cardinals.[24] In two games with the Cardinals, Ross caught 4 passes for 37 yards, including one touchdown. It was his first touchdown since September 28, 2014 over two years earlier when Ross scored as a member of the Lions against the Jets.

On February 27, 2017, Ross signed a one-year contract extension with the Cardinals.[25] He was released on September 2, 2017.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Reports: Patriots Sign Undrafted Free Agents Corey Woods and Jeremy Ross". July 25, 2011. http://www.patspulpit.com/2011/7/25/2293852/patriots-sign-undrafted-free-agents-corey-woods-and-jeremy-ross.
  2. "Patriots release LB Marques Murrell and WR Jeremy Ross". August 30, 2011. http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/extra_points/2011/08/patriots_releas_20.html.
  3. "Colts put two defensive starters on IR". September 28, 2011. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7031830/indianapolis-colts-place-defensive-starters-gary-brackett-melvin-bullitt-ir.
  4. "Green Bay Packers Sign Jeremy Ross And Drew Vanderlin To Practice Squad". October 17, 2012. http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2012/10/17/green-bay-packers-sign-jeremy-ross-and-drew-vanderlin-to-practice-squad/.
  5. "Packers sign two from practice squad". Packers.com. December 1, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20180101135730/http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-1/Packers-sign-two-from-practice-squad/f53ae4e4-f5fe-4320-b14c-08250718e18d. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  6. "Packers release WR Jeremy Ross". Packers.com. September 23, 2013. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-release-wr-jeremy-ross-11295691. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  7. Wilkening, Mike (September 23, 2013). "Packers release Jeremy Ross". NBCSports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/23/packers-release-jeremy-ross/. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  8. "Lions to sign Jeremy Ross to practice squad". October 7, 2013. http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2013/10/7/4814238/lions-practice-squad-jeremy-ross.
  9. Twentyman, Tim (October 19, 2013). "Lions promote WR Jeremy Ross from practice squad; release TE Dorin Dickerson". DetroitLions.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304030510/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/Lions-promote-WR-Jeremy-Ross-from-practice-squad-release-TE-Dorin-Dickerson/7e7c0c71-9024-468c-a5b2-cbf3c1289eab. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  10. Detroit Lions destroy Green Bay Packers in a Motown Turkey Day showdown Associated Press wire reports, retrieved from nfl.com on December 2, 2013.
  11. Katzenstein, Josh. "Lions vs. Eagles updates: Philadelphia rolls to win with 34 second-half points". The Detroit News. The Detroit News. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131213011332/http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131208/SPORTS0101/312080023/1126/rss14. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  12. Wilkening, Mike (April 20, 2015). "Lions WR Jeremy Ross, six other ERFAs re-sign on Monday". NBC Sports. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/20/lions-wr-jeremy-ross-six-other-erfas-re-sign-on-monday/. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  13. Rothstein, Michael (September 5, 2015). "Detroit Lions cut 20 players, including Jeremy Ross, Joseph Fauria". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/177852/detroit-lions-cut-20-players-including-jeremy-ross-joseph-fauria. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  14. Downing, Garrett (September 7, 2015). "Ravens Sign Three More To Practice Squad". BaltimoreRavens.com. https://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/ravens-sign-three-more-to-practice-squad-15826152. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  15. Mink, Ryan (October 10, 2015). "Returner Ross Promoted To Active Roster". https://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/returner-ross-promoted-to-active-roster-16046261. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  16. Downing, Garrett (November 17, 2015). "Ravens Waive Asa Jackson, Jeremy Ross". BaltimoreRavens.com. https://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/ravens-waive-asa-jackson-jeremy-ross-16314588. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  17. "Raiders call up return specialist Jeremy Ross from practice squad". http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2015/11/25/9802566/oakland-raiders-add-return-specialist-jeremy-ross-from-practice-squad. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  18. Cimini, Rich (April 6, 2016). "Former Raiders WR/KR Jeremy Ross agrees to deal with Jets". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/59499/former-raiders-wrkr-jeremy-ross-agrees-to-deal-with-jets. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  19. Lange, Randy (September 3, 2016). "Jets Release 18 Players Ahead of Deadline". https://web.archive.org/web/20170907213543/http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-9/Jets-Release-18-Players-Ahead-of-Deadline/2b32bd16-527f-46b2-a342-6d342cfc9b60.
  20. Lange, Randy. "Jets Re-Sign WR/KR Jeremy Ross". https://web.archive.org/web/20170829034433/http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-9/Jets-Re-Sign-WRKR-Jeremy-Ross/f6d1a567-17d1-45dc-82c2-f1f44a2c2c37. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  21. Allen, Eric (October 11, 2016). "Jets Claim WR Butler, Release Ross". https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/jets-claim-wr-butler-release-ross-17865521.
  22. Lange, Randy (November 22, 2016). "Jets Bring Back WR/KR Jeremy Ross". https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/jets-bring-back-wr-kr-jeremy-ross-18130399.
  23. Allen, Eric (December 6, 2016). "Jets Waive C.J. Spiller and Jeremy Ross". https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/jets-waive-c-j-spiller-and-jeremy-ross-18216420.
  24. Urban, Darren (December 14, 2016). "Cardinals Cut Michael Floyd". https://web.archive.org/web/20171129202236/http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Cardinals-Cut-Michael-Floyd/ee46b934-1dfd-46b1-b73d-5653e99521f1.
  25. Odegard, Kyle (February 27, 2017). "Cardinals Re-Sign Jeremy Ross, Gabe Martin". https://web.archive.org/web/20171102205055/http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Cardinals-Re-Sign-Jeremy-Ross-Gabe-Martin/34445060-30f6-43ae-8f0e-a3eb2523bc6b.
  26. Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170903022302/https://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Cardinals-Make-Moves-To-Reach-53-Man-Roster/c2904f51-70b9-4e22-b995-854e40074123.

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