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Lions bring up Jeremy Ross from practice squad

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The Lions have signed wide receiver/returner Jeremy Ross from their practice squad, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported Saturday.

To make room for Ross, the Lions released tight end Dorin Dickerson, whom they signed earlier this week.

Ross, 25, appeared in three games for the Packers earlier this season. He is most known for his kick-returning ability and could handle punts and kickoffs if needed.

The Lions appear likely to have six wide receivers available on Sunday at Cleveland. Calvin Johnson (knee) is probable. Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles, Kevin Ogletree, Micheal Spurlock and Ross are the Lions’ other healthy wideouts. Nate Burleson (forearm) remains out.

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22 Responses to “Lions bring up Jeremy Ross from practice squad”
  1. jfiling says: Oct 19, 2013 12:34 PM

    I’m guessing the Lions will have an easy go of it in Cleveland, since the Browns will be busy in Green Bay.

  2. jcbadger34 says: Oct 19, 2013 12:38 PM

    “He is most known for his kick-returning ability”

    Or lack thereof.

    LOLions.

  3. whodeybacker says: Oct 19, 2013 12:42 PM

    Cool. The Lions go to Cleveland. My Bengals show up in Detroit and get a victory by forfeit. Damn I was looking forward to watch what I think will be a good game.

  4. jimmysee says: Oct 19, 2013 12:44 PM

    Ross is actually most known for his kick return inability.

    Ask any Packers fan.

    Good luck with that one Loins.

  5. emoney826 says: Oct 19, 2013 12:50 PM

    Word of advice to the Lions…put six guys around him when he catches punts to ensure it doesn’t end up in the hands of the other team. Good luck. You’ll be cursing him after only one week.

  6. immafubared says: Oct 19, 2013 12:59 PM

    OMG! Your not serious???? Bishop (former Packer) plays a couple plays for the Vikes lask week and is out for da season……….

    Charles Johnson (former Packer) plays a couple 0f plays and oppps, out for the season…………

    Now Ross. The best thing that can happen is the ball hits him in the face during the return and puts him our for the season. Otherwise the Lions will wish they never heard of him.

  7. bennyb82 says: Oct 19, 2013 1:13 PM

    Would be great to have a proven receiver line up opposite of Calvin. Durham is improving…but there have to be guys available that are better…Britt??

  8. jerlee7 says: Oct 19, 2013 1:21 PM

    You wrote that wrong. He is most known for his kick off inability, and cannot handle punts and kickoffs.

  9. redrat2012 says: Oct 19, 2013 1:36 PM

    “He is most known for his terrible kick-returning ability”

    fixed

  10. bla bla bla says: Oct 19, 2013 1:38 PM

    The change of scenery might help rid Ross of the extreme case of the yips that plagued him with the Pack. If so, he could indeed turn out to be a very dynamic return man.

    As a Packer fan, I kind of have to hope not since he’s now with a division rival but i could definitely see it happening.

  11. maluke45 says: Oct 19, 2013 1:54 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Oct 19, 2013 12:44 PM
    Ross is actually most known for his kick return inability.

    Ask any Packers fan.

    Good luck with that one Lions

    Good thing they are not bringing him for that. Just another wr with some wheels to draw the safeties away from CJ.

  12. weaselpuppy says: Oct 19, 2013 2:04 PM

    Ross and Spurlock are redundantly useless.

    It took Mayhew 3 years to get rid of Stephan Logan and his TWENTY fumbles….

    awesomeness….

  13. tonyc920 says: Oct 19, 2013 2:15 PM

    Too bad !! The guy has talent, just has issues catching and hanging onto the ball on punts and kickoffs.

  14. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Oct 19, 2013 2:31 PM

    Carry rating at an F-. No Mas

  15. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 19, 2013 2:41 PM

    But we already have a guy to handle punts and kicks. Maybe they brought him in to return some of them for a change.

  16. fourthand20 says: Oct 19, 2013 2:52 PM

    I’d feel better with Mikel Leshoure ot even Tim Toone returning kicks.

  17. jcbadger34 says: Oct 19, 2013 3:58 PM

    maluke45 says: Oct 19, 2013 1:54 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Oct 19, 2013 12:44 PM
    Ross is actually most known for his kick return inability.

    Ask any Packers fan.

    Good luck with that one Lions

    Good thing they are not bringing him for that. Just another wr with some wheels to draw the safeties away from CJ.
    ————-

    Oh yes, I’m sure the safeties will be drawn away from the best WR in the NFL because they’re so scared of…..Jeremy Ross.

  18. zzr600guy says: Oct 19, 2013 5:18 PM

    He is known for fumbling and bone-headed returns when the ST’s blockers tell him to take a knee.

  19. jdhein22 says: Oct 19, 2013 5:29 PM

    Jeremy Ross is a great guy, teammate, and has all of the talent and effort in the world, the problem is all mental and if he gets beyond his mental mistakes of the past, he could have a lengthy pro-career.

    As a a Packers fan, I wish him nothing but the best of luck – except on Thanksgiving.

  20. channelguy says: Oct 19, 2013 6:31 PM

    He MUST be a great practice player who just choked up in games. With Green Bay, if one of his returns saw him run out of the end zone and go down short of the Packer 15, you exhaled with relief. His track record in games shouldn’t have got him another contract at all. So I guess there’s always the chance that in a situation with Detroit with less team expectations that he will do well.

  21. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 19, 2013 8:36 PM

    What do Lions fans do when their team wins the Super Bowl? Turn off the X-box and go to bed.

  22. lionsmark09 says: Oct 20, 2013 8:02 AM

    He will not return just play receiver. I am also pretty sure he won’t play that much yet. Second chance players can make an impact and it happens all the time.

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