Ross was signed Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports. Ross in an undrafted receiver (2013) that's floated around several practice squads before landing a return role with Washington in 2015. While he'll be a long shot to make the team, the Bills decided they'd rather give a look to a healthy speed guy than an unhealthy one, as Kolby Listenbee (pelvis) was let go in the swap. Ross's best bet to land a spot would be to beat out Brandon Tate for a return role -- no easy task considering Tate is one of the league's better return specialists.
Ross was waived by the Redskins on Thursday. With Dashaun Phillips being signed to the active roster Thursday, Ross was released in order to clear a spot on the 53-man roster. Ross recorded just one reception for eight yards in five games with the Redskins this season. That said, Ross' abilities in the return game could make him a targeted commodity among teams looking for late-season special teams help.
Ross snagged two receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's 20-13 preseason win over the Buccaneers. Ross made a push for a spot on the 53-man roster on Wednesday night, scoring one of Washington's two touchdowns. The wideout finds himself on the roster bubble but a spot may emerge, with Josh Doctson (Achilles) beginning the season on the PUP list and Jamison Crowder (knee) not at full health.
Ross hauled in one reception for five yards in Friday's preseason win over the Bills. Ross had a less-than-noteworthy performance on Friday night, as he looks to solidify a spot on the final 53-man roster. He'll likely receive more reps in the preseason finale next Thursday as head coach Jay Gruden has already ruled out the starters. Look for Ross to line up alongside Ryan Grant and Maurice Harris with Josh Doctson (Achilles) and Jamison Crowder (knee) both nursing injuries.
Ross gathered in four of five passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns during Friday's preseason victory versus the Jets. The Redskins kept Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson, and Pierre Garcon on the sideline, so Ross' first-half end-zone visits can be taken with a grain of salt. However, Ross certainly has a rapport with Colt McCoy, who found him for a 15-yard gain and three-yard touchdown during one mid-second quarter drive. After the Jets' ensuing drive ended with a Geno Smith interception, McCoy connected with Ross from 39 yards out for another score on the very next play. While Josh Doctson's continued absence with a sore Achilles has been a boon for Ross, the evident depth at wide receiver in Washington will likely hinder his ability to make a consistent mark in his third season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/10||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|7||10/22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20||22.88|
|9||11/03||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|10||11/12||New Orleans Saints||29||24.75|
|11||11/19||@Los Angeles Chargers||10||20.75|
|12||11/26||@Kansas City Chiefs||18||22.41|
|13||12/03||New England Patriots||7||19.74|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||7||19.74|
|3 Year Avg||5||3||64||0||2||21.33||6|