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No. 12 Jeremy Ross
Looking back to 2014 – Not only was Jeremy Ross the Lions third option at wideout for most of the year, but he also doubled as the teams kick and punt returner as well. Or at least until he was replaced by Golden Tate in the playoffs.
Ross also became the Detroit Lions No. 3 wide receiver almost by default in 2014. When no one stepped up much on the receiving end amongst his competition, Detroit used Ross often due to his run blocking ability.
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After generally struggling on both area’s of the field last year, it was a bit of a surprise to some when Detroit tendered Ross this offseason.
Looking ahead to 2015 – I’ll be perfectly honest here — I’m not certain Ross will be on the Detroit Lions final 53-man roster come August. There is a lot of competition at the position and not enough spots for everyone.
Ross’ best option?
Improve his niche and return to form returning kicks. If he doesn’t, he may find his name in the NFL free agent pool when the regular season officially gets underway.
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