Jeremy Ross

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Jeremy Ross
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Ross during his time at California
No. -- – Free agent
Position: Return Specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-16) March 16, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Elk Grove (CA) Laguna Creek
College: California
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions: 43
Receiving yards: 506
Receiving touchdowns: 3
Total return yards: 2,752
Return touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

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 career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

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 Colts[edit]

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 Packers[edit]

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 Lions[edit]

Ross with the Lions in 2014.

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 TD, 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 Ravens[edit]

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 Raiders[edit]

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 Jets[edit]

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 Cardinals[edit]

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 28th, 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]


  1. ^ Reports: Patriots Sign Undrafted Free Agents Corey Woods and Jeremy Ross
  2. ^ Patriots release LB Marques Murrell and WR Jeremy Ross
  3. ^ Colts put two defensive starters on IR
  4. ^ Green Bay Packers Sign Jeremy Ross And Drew Vanderlin To Practice Squad
  5. ^ "Packers sign two from practice squad". December 1, 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Packers release WR Jeremy Ross". September 23, 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  7. ^ Wilkening, Mike (September 23, 2013). "Packers release Jeremy Ross". Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  8. ^ Lions to sign Jeremy Ross to practice squad
  9. ^ Twentyman, Tim (October 19, 2013). "Lions promote WR Jeremy Ross from practice squad; release TE Dorin Dickerson". Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  10. ^ Detroit Lions destroy Green Bay Packers in a Motown Turkey Day showdown Associated Press wire reports, retrieved from 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. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ Wilkening, Mike (April 20, 2015). "Lions WR Jeremy Ross, six other ERFAs re-sign on Monday". NBC Sports. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ Rothstein, Michael (September 5, 2015). "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". Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  15. ^ Mink, Ryan (October 10, 2015). "Returner Ross Promoted To Active Roster". Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  16. ^ Downing, Garrett (November 17, 2015). "Ravens Waive Asa Jackson, Jeremy Ross". Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Raiders call up return specialist Jeremy Ross from practice squad". Silver And Black Pride. Retrieved 2015-11-26. 
  18. ^ Cimini, Rich (April 6, 2016). "Former Raiders WR/KR Jeremy Ross agrees to deal with Jets". Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  19. ^ Lange, Randy. "Jets Release 18 Players Ahead of Deadline". 
  20. ^ Lange, Randy. "Jets Re-Sign WR/KR Jeremy Ross". Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  21. ^ Allen, Eric (October 11, 2016). "Jets Claim WR Butler, Release Ross". 
  22. ^ Lange, Randy (November 22, 2016). "Jets Bring Back WR/KR Jeremy Ross". 
  23. ^ Allen, Eric (December 6, 2016). "Jets Waive C.J. Spiller and Jeremy Ross". 
  24. ^ Urban, Darren (December 14, 2016). "Cardinals Cut Michael Floyd". 
  25. ^ Odegard, Kyle (February 27, 2017). "Cardinals Re-Sign Jeremy Ross, Gabe Martin". 
  26. ^ Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". 

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