The return game for the Raiders this season has not been great. They have signed and released several return specialists this season trying to remedy it. Last week they added Jeremy Ross to the practice squad. Wednesday he was officially added to the active roster.
Primary kick return specialist Taiwan Jones fumbled three times in the team's week 9 loss the Steelers, including a crucial fumble on a kick return inside the 10-yard-line that resulted in a touchdown. Last week he touched the ball one time, and fumbled it. Then he recovered the fumble only to leave the game with an injury. He missed the team's walk-thru on Tuesday.
Ross was on the Baltimore Ravens this season, but was released two weeks ago after fumbling twice in three games. He has played in 39 career games for the Packers, Lions and Ravens. He has totaled 54 kickoff returns for 1,389 yards (25.7 avg.) and one touchdown and 63 punt returns for 759 yards (12.0 avg.) and one touchdown.
The 6-foot, 215-pounder played in 43 games over four years at California. He is a native of Sacramento.
Ross fill the roster spot vacated this week when the team waived linebacker Ray Ray Armstrong. Replacing Ross's spot on the practice squad was LB John Lotulelei who was a former undrafted free agent out of UNLV originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.