Packers release returner Ross

Wide receiver Jeremy Ross. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Packers release returner Ross

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Sep 23, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep 23, 2013

After another game where one of Jeremy Ross' muffed returns led to seven points for the opposition...

...the Green Bay Packers have released him.

The team announced the move Monday.

"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' current options include one of the league's leading returners in recent years, wide receiver Randall Cobb.

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