Packers release returner Ross
Wide receiver Jeremy Ross. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
...the Green Bay Packers have released him.
The team announced the move Monday.
The Jeremy Ross Experiment is over. The #Packers have released the first-year receiver with no corresponding move announced— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) September 23, 2013
"We haven't given up on Jeremy...but there are some things we'll have to shift as we move forward from a roster standpoint.," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
When asked if he could return, McCarthy said, "He's obviously not with us right now, but I'd have no problem."
Ross had troubles with catching punts and kickoffs, including the Packers' 34-30 loss at Cincinnati and the team's 2012 playoff loss at the San Francisco 49ers.
Each muff led to a touchdown for the other team.
Additionally, the Packers' kick return stats were not exactly the best.
The #Packers are ranked last in the NFL in kick return average at 12.1. The 30st ranked teams (tie) is at 17 YPR, leading to Ross cut.— Dan Koob (@DanKoob) September 23, 2013
The Packers' current options include one of the league's leading returners in recent years, wide receiver Randall Cobb.