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Sep 3, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Jeremy Ross (12) tries to break away from Buffalo Bills cornerback Ron Brooks (33) during the fourth quarter of a preseason NFL football game at Ford Field. Lions beat the Bills 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Ross

Who?  Jeremy Ross came out of nowhere last week (well, off the practice squad anyway) and immediately carved out a role with the Ravens.  Ross spent the last two seasons as the Detroit Lions’ top returner, and had a nice debut on special teams with the Ravens (5 kick returns, 136 yards).

Ross also surprisingly looked good on offense, catching both of his targets for 24 yards with one going for 18.  He has good size (6’0″ and 215 pounds) and good speed (4.44 40), displaying a reliable set of hands as well.

It’s a stretch to believe that Ross can make a big impact on offense after only catching 32 passes in his 4+ year career, but crazier things have happened.  He does have a penchant for moving the chains, owning a career 12.7 yards per catch average.

The worst case scenario here is the Ravens have finally found a decent returner, something they haven’t had all season.

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