Jeremy Ross WR DET 4 months ago

Ross, an exclusive rights free agent, will be back with the Lions in 2015, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.There was little question the Lions would choose to retain Ross, as the cost of keeping an exclusive-rights free agent is far from prohibitive. That doesn't ensure Ross of a spot on the final roster, but he's a pretty good bet to win a job as the No. 3 or 4 wide receiver.

Jeremy Ross WR DET 5 months ago

Ross caught 24-of-36 targets for 314 yards and a touchdown in 16 games during the 2014 seasons.

Working as Detroit's No. 3 wide receiver for most of the year, Ross posted numbers that were similar to Corey Fuller's, even though Fuller was fourth on the depth chart. Both players figure to be back with Detroit in 2015, as Fuller is still under contract, while Ross is an exclusive-rights free agent.

Jeremy Ross WR DET 7 months ago

Ross caught one pass for 31 yards in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears.

Ross' fantasy upside is limited as long as both Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate are healthy, which they currently are.

Jeremy Ross WR DET 7 months ago

Ross had three catches for 35 yards in Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots.

This kind of stat line is about as good as it ever gets for Ross, who has topped 35 yards just once all season (Week 4 against the Jets). His 2.3 targets per game going into Week 12 rank eighth on the team.

Jeremy Ross WR DET 8 months ago

Ross caught three passes for 32 yards Sunday against the Saints.

Golden Tate had nearly three times as many targets as any other Lions receiver in Calvin Johnson's absence while Ross collected four targets. Matthew Stafford spent much of his day focusing on Tate along with the running backs.

Jeremy Ross WR DET 9 months ago

Ross (ankle) is listed as active Sunday against the Saints, the Lions' official site reports.

Ross has yet to take advantage of an injury-plagued receiving corps, which is without Calvin Johnson (ankle), Eric Ebron (hamstring), and Joseph Fauria (ankle) in Week 7. Sure, Corey Fuller is getting the nod for Johnson, but Fuller mustered just two receptions (on five targets) for 12 yards last week, leaving the No. 2 wideout reps up in the air behind Golden Tate.

Jeremy Ross WR DET 9 months ago

Ross (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Ross sat out Wednesday's practice but practiced fully Thursday and Friday, indicating his ankle issue is a very manageable one. He figures to see a few targets with Calvin Johnson (ankle) highly questionable, but predicting Ross' productive days is not a safe task to take up.

Jeremy Ross WR DET 9 months ago

Ross (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, the Lions' official site reports.

Ross was a full participant Thursday after missing Wednesday's workout entirely. That bodes well for his chances of playing Sunday against the Saint's soft pass defense, but Ross has been mostly quiet this season, even when Calvin Johnson has been hobbled by injury.

Jeremy Ross WR DET 9 months ago

Ross (ankle) was a non-participant in practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Since Calvin Johnson emerged from Week 3 with an ankle injury, which forced a DNP on Sunday at Minnesota, Ross' contributions to the Lions' passing attack have been sparse. In three games in the interim, Ross has notched four receptions (on seven targets) for 86 yards. Now that he's dealing with his own ailment, his activity level in practice will be watched closely as the week draws to a close.

Jeremy Ross WR DET 9 months ago

Ross caught both of his targets for 65 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Jets.

Ross saw an increase in snaps with Calvin Johnson limited due to an ankle injury, though a significant portion of his fantasy value came on his 59-yard touchdown. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has plenty of weapons at his disposal after Johnson, so despite the touchdown Sunday, Ross doesn't figure to have a significant increase in fantasy value.