Florham Park, N.J. - Third time's the charm. For the third time in the calendar year, the New York Jets have brought back wide receiver and kick returner Jeremy Ross. The Jets waived linebacker Taiwan Jones to make room for Ross on the 53-man roster.
Ross began training camp with the Jets after being signed as an unrestricted free agent during the spring. He was a victim of final cuts before the season started in September, was re-signed at the end of the month, and later released on October 11.
The wide out and special teams staple had a strong preseason - returning a punt for 28 yards and a kickoff for 51 yards. He played against the Seattle Seahawks in Week Four and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week Five. He had one kickoff return in the two games.
Jones was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State last season. He spent most of his time on the practice squad but finally made his professional debut against the Cleveland Browns on October 30. Jones finished off his Jets tenure with two tackles in three games played.
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