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Jets to sign WR/KR Jeremy Ross

My guess is for the minimum?

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Adam Caplan has some Jets breaking news for us as he is reporting that the Jets will sign WR/KR Jeremy Ross, pending a physical.

My assumption is that the Jets, who have all of $20,547 in cap space at the moment according to overthecap, is signing Ross to a minimum contract.  Ross has bounced around from team to team, having originally been signed as a UDFA by the New England Patriots, but also spending time with the Colts, Packers, Lions, and Raiders. Ross isn't much as a receiver, as he has gathered only 39 catches for 469 yards and 2 TDs in his 5 years since entering the NFL. However, you may remember him as the guy who ran right past Antonio Allen and Calvin Pryor for a 59 yard touchdown as a member of the Lions when the Jets hosted the Lions in 2014.

Ross will likely make his bones on the Jets, if he makes the roster, as a return man, where he sports a solid average of 25.1 yards per kick return and 11.2 yards per punt return, with one TD of each on his resume. He represents a clear upgrade over Zac Stacy and Jeremy Kerley as a return man (not that this was a very high bar to clear). However, he certainly isn't a lock for the roster if the Jets can find players who can do more for the team.

Welcome to NY, Jeremy (awesome first name, BTW).