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Ravens activate wide reciever Jeremy Ross to 53-man roster

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Wide receiver and return specialist Jeremy Ross has been pushed up to the active roster by the Baltimore Ravens today. With the newest Ravens wide receiver Chris Givens looking to get involved in the offense immediately due to the loss of Steve Smith Sr and Michael Campanaro last week against the Steelers, the Ravens have some depth issues at wide receiver and could use a dynamic returner as well.

Ross was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent back in 2011. He played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2011-2012, Green Bay Packers from 2012-2013 and The Detroit Lions from 2013-2014 prior to joining Baltimore's practice squad on September 8th.

Ross has made 15 career starts over that time for 30 receptions and 381 yards along with two touchdowns. However, his 650 yards and a single touchdown on his career 53 punt returns and 1184 yards and one touchdown on 47 kickoff returns are likely what the Ravens are interested in this week. A big bodied wide receiver at 6-foot, 215-pounds, Ross could still be active in the passing game if the Ravens feel comfortable with him there against the Browns' secondary.

It will be interesting to see if Ross' ascension to the active roster is simply a depth move or if they will be putting him in as a returner or active wide receiver against the Browns on Sunday.