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Packers' plans in return game unclear after cutting Ross

Second critical fumble costs receiver his job

6:55 AM, Sep. 24, 2013
Green Bay Packers kick returner Jeremy Ross fumbles a kickoff return while being tackled by the Cincinnati Bengals' Marvin Jones on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers kick returner Jeremy Ross fumbles a kickoff return while being tackled by the Cincinnati Bengals' Marvin Jones on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media
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The Green Bay Packers no longer could trust return man Jeremy Ross to hold on to the football, so they cut him Monday and will renew their search to find a permanent replacement for Randall Cobb.

Ross committed a crucial muff on a kickoff return early in the first quarter Sunday that led to a Cincinnati touchdown in the Bengals' 34-30 victory.

It was the second back-breaking turnover in four games for Ross, counting last January's playoff loss in San Francisco, and the Packers couldn't afford to keep such an error-prone return man on the roster. ...

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