Ross was released by the Ravens on Tuesday. Ross sealed his fate when he muffed a punt in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. He was wholly unimpressive even before the miscue, failing to take advantage of Baltimore's lack of talent at his position.
With Steve Smith (Achilles) out for the season, Ross is one of five healthy wide receivers on Baltimore's active roster, the team's official website reports. Ross still only had a bit role in the offense during the second half of Sunday's win over the Chargers. He seems to be behind all of Kamar Aiken, Chris Givens and Marlon Brown, though the latter has been highly ineffective, which could perhaps open up a spot for Ross in three-wide formations. Aiken and Givens are the more likely beneficiaries.
Ross caught three passes for 38 yards on five targets in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the 49ers. Ross saw nearly as much playing time as Marlon Brown, who did nothing to stymy his slide down the depth chart. Of course, even if Ross overtakes Brown for the No. 3 wide receiver role, it would be unwise to expect more than a handful of targets per game.
Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Ross caught both of his targets for 24 yards in a loss Sunday to Cleveland. Signed earlier in the week, Ross was merely the No. 5 wide receiver on offense, but he did return both kickoffs and punts. With Darren Waller (concussion) potentially unavailable for Week 6 against the 49ers, Ross could see a modest uptick in snaps, but he probably won't get more than three or four targets.
Ross was promoted from the Ravens' practice squad Saturday, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports. He is expected to be the Ravens' primary kick returner and will also serve as the fifth wide receiver with Steve Smith and Breshad Perriman ailing.
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