The Jets plan to sign wide receiver Jeremy Ross as long as Ross passes a physical, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Wednesday.
Ross, 28, has bounced around the league as a backup wide receiver and return specialist. He played for both the Ravens and Raiders last season and hit the market when the Raiders didn’t tender him as a restricted free agent last month.
Ross has also spent time with the Patriots, Colts, Packers and Lions. Cut by the Lions at the end of the 2015 preseason, Ross signed to the Ravens practice squad then spent a month on the active roster before being released. He signed first to the Raiders practice squad, then was promoted in late November and played in the last six games returning kicks and punts.
In 45 career games, Ross has 39 catches for 469 yards and two touchdowns. He returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns with the Lions in 2013 and averages 11.2 yards per punt return for his career.
The Jets cut slot receiver Jeremy Kerley before free agency, and with last year’s second-round pick, Devin Smith, recovering from a torn ACL suffered in December, Ross should get plenty of opportunities in training camp to prove to the Jets that he’s worth keeping.