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August 31, 2019 11:48 AM
Rashad Ross: Waived by Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross was waived by the Panthers on Friday, Max Henson of the team's official website reports.

Ross joined the Panthers in April following the dissolution of the AAF. He shined in the league, which is what landed him a roster spot in Carolina so quickly. However, he was unable to show enough during camp to carve out a spot on the 53-man roster. He figures to be a candidate for the team's practice squad.

April 4, 2019 05:28 PM
Panthers' Rashad Ross: Getting NFL opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers signed Ross on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Following the dissolution of the AAF, Ross was free to explore his options with the NFL and quickly found a new home. In eight games with the Arizona Hotshots, he scorched the competition, going for 11.2 yards per target en route to a 36-583-7 line. While he hasn't played a down in the NFL since the 2016 season, his recent output and previous experience as a kick returner should help his cause in Carolina, a team with not much receiving talent beyond Greg Olsen (foot), D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel and Jarius Wright.

April 4, 2019 02:52 PM
Rashad Ross: Window opens for return to NFL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The AAF announced Thursday that all players, including Ross, are immediately authorized to sign with NFL teams.

Of the five receivers to draw over 50 targets through eight weeks in the AAF, Ross's measure of 11.2 yards per target easily blew the competition out of the water and the 29-year-old seems to have favorable odds of getting another shot in the NFL this summer. Ross hasn't appeared in an NFL game since his 2016 season with the Redskins, but he's already proved his explosiveness to some degree thanks to the 101-yard kickoff return and 71-yard receiving score he registered with Washington in 2015.

February 18, 2019 11:16 AM
Rashad Ross: Shining in AAF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross has caught nine passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns through two games with the Arizona Hotshots in the Alliance of American Football.

Ross was released by the Cardinals in mid-August, unable to make it through the preseason with a team that had a glaring need at his position. He does have 22 NFL appearances to his name, highlighted by a 2015 season in which he scored a 71-yard receiving touchdown and a 101-yard kickoff return touchdown while playing 13 games for the Redskins. He still has a difficult path ahead of him, but the 29-year-old wide receiver is at least making his case for another NFL opportunity.

August 14, 2018 01:48 PM
Rashad Ross: Let go by Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross was released by the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Ross signed a reserve/future contract with the Cardinals back in January after spending the last month of the 2017 season on the team's practice squad. He was seen as a long shot to make the team's final roster this season and was let go in order to make room for the signing of fellow wideout Austin Wolf.

January 3, 2018 01:16 AM
Cardinals' Rashad Ross: Inks reserve/future deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals signed Ross to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Ross, a local product who attended Arizona State, landed on the Cardinals' practice squad during the latter portion of the season. He will now look to make an impression during the offseason and try to earn a role on the active roster for the 2018 season.

December 19, 2017 07:04 PM
Rashad Ross: Signs with Arizona's practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals signed Ross to their practice squad Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

A local product who played college football at Arizona State, Ross will boost the organization's numbers at wideout after Brittan Golden (arm) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Though Ross was bypassed for an immediate promotion to the 53-man roster, he could earn a callup if the team suffers further personnel losses at the position in Sunday's game against the Giants.

August 29, 2017 07:24 PM
Rashad Ross: Dropped by Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross was waived Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Ross's only hope was to land one of the return jobs, but that will end up falling to the capable Brandon Tate.

June 7, 2017 12:44 PM
Rashad Ross: Picked up by Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross was signed Tuesday, 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.

December 22, 2016 03:15 PM
Rashad Ross: Waived by Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 12, 2016 06:25 PM
Redskins' Rashad Ross: Inactive Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross is listed as inactive Monday versus the Steelers.

The Redskins will have five wide receivers available for the regular season opener, while Ross' top task (kickoffs) will likely be handled by running back Chris Thompson. It remains to be seen if Ross will land on the inactive list on a regular basis after missing just three games a season ago.

September 5, 2016 08:50 PM
Redskins' Rashad Ross: Remains starting kick returner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross is still the No. 1 kick returner for the Redskins along with being the No. 3 option at punt returner, Chris Russell of 1067 The Fan reports.

Ross earned himself a spot on the 53-man roster thanks in part to his versatility and ability to play multiple positions. He may not see many targets in the passing game but could rack up kick return yards, making him a deep option in leagues that award such stats.

September 1, 2016 10:56 AM
Redskins' Rashad Ross: Scores touchdown in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2016 09:10 PM
Redskins' Rashad Ross: One reception in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 21, 2016 02:45 AM
Redskins' Rashad Ross: Gathers in two touchdowns Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 14, 2015 04:30 PM
Gruden counting on young WRs to step up in Jackson's absence
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will miss 3-4 weeks due to a pulled hamstring, coach Jay Gruden told reporters Monday. 

"Could be shorter, but you never know with a hamstring," Gruden said.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier Monday that Jackson was slated to miss a few games after an MRI revealed a fairly significant strain.

Jackson sustained the injury early in Week 1 against the Dolphins. He had no catches and was injured on his only target, which was a deep pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Gruden said wide receiver Rashad Ross will have "to step up" in Jackson's absence. He also pointed to wide receivers Ryan Grant and Jamison Crowder as playing a larger role on offense.

Although, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed were the focal points of the passing game after Jackson exited Sunday's season opener.

June 2, 2015 06:04 AM
Redskins announce several moves Wednesday
by Larry Hartstein |

The Redskins signed wideout Rashad Ross to their practice squad and released wideout Marvin McNutt from the squad. The team also announced that receiver Leonard Hankerson (knee) and defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee) returned to practice after being on the PUP list.

June 2, 2015 06:19 AM
Bears sign Conor Boffeli and Rashad Ross to practice squad
by Chris Cwik |

The Bears have signed guard Conor Boffeli and receiver Rashad Ross to the practice squad, according to WSCR 670.

In order to make room on the practice squad, the team parted ways with cornerback Jordan Sullen . Ross had been with the Bears this season, but was waived a few days ago. The club decided to bring him back as a member of the practice squad. 

June 2, 2015 06:22 AM
Bears elevate Chris Williams, waive Rashad Ross
by Larry Hartstein |

The Bears promoted wideout Chris Williams from the practice squad and waived receiver Rashad Ross.

June 2, 2015 06:38 AM
Bears sign two players, release three
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Bears announced Tuesday they promoted defensive back Isaiah Frey and wide receiver Rashad Ross from the practice squad. The team also released running back Shaun Draughn, wide receiver Chris Williams and tight end Matthew Mulligan.


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