Defensive back Brandian Ross spent two training camps with the Packers
There’s no place for crying in baseball and there’s no place for sentimentality in pro football. General manager Ted Thompson should’ve learned that lesson seven years ago when he decided to hold onto 35-year old William Henderson at the expense of promising young fullback Vonta Leach. He obviously didn’t.
By refusing to part ways with 37-year-old Donald Driver, Thompson allowed Brandian Ross to get away. Oakland and former Green Bay exec Reggie McKenzie signed the second-year defensive back off the Packers practice squad on Sept. 19. If you don’t think that’s a big deal, you didn’t watch the Raiders in December.
I’m not saying Ross is going to be a perennial Pro Bowl player like Leach, but the former Youngstown State star flashed some real potential with Oakland. In the two games I watched, he lined up at three different positions (corner, free safety and slot corner), and did a pretty good job at each one of th...