GREEN BAY, Wis. Jeremy Ross didn't have a great first impression with the Packers.
It was Ross, a first-year player activated to the roster from the practice squad earlier this month, who was on the receiving end of the ill-fated punt return trick play in Chicago on Dec. 16. After Randall Cobb threw a cross-field backwards pass late in the fourth quarter of that game, Ross was unable to make the catch, leading to a Bears recovery with short field position.
"It was a tough situation when it happened, being that it was my first opportunity to do something," Ross said Friday in the locker room.
But, after Cobb injured his right ankle and knee last weekend, Ross got a second chance to show the team and the Packers' fan base what he can do. Ross made the most of it, fielding a punt in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans and returning it 58 yards all the way to the 7-yard line.
"It definitely builds your confidence," Ross said. "It builds ...