GREEN BAY, Wis. -- At the start of training camp, the Green Bay Packers were hoping that someone would perform well enough that Randall Cobb could be removed from special teams return duties. Jeremy Ross is getting very close to allowing the Packers to do just that.
"I think Jeremy has an excellent chance," coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday.
Two weeks ago, McCarthy had a much different message.
"If we were going to play a game tomorrow, Randall would be my returner," McCarthy said July 31.
There's no denying Ross' ability in the open field. He has a knack for the type of big plays that create memorable special teams highlights. The problem has been in his lack of consistency, both as a wide receiver and on special teams.
"I just want to see him have those games where it's A through Z, just put that game together where he handles the ball 100 percent," McCarthy said. "Just have a complete game. There's just kind of been that one (negative) play per game, and that's kind of the p...