"Rocket" Rashad Ross was a popular Mason/Brennan candidate during training camp and the preseason. He averaged 32 yards per kick return and 39 yards per catch (2-78). Ross was cut on August 26th when the team went down to 75 players. The early cut made it unlikely that the Redskins were going to sign Ross to their practice squad. He was instead signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad. Ross was called up to the main roster on September 16th, and was active for two games. He returned 5 kickoffs for the Bears for 106 yards(21.2 average) with a long of 24 yards. The Bears released Ross on September 30th and he has been a free agent since then.
Today he tweeted that he would be returning to Washington, D.C. with a shoutout to DeSean Jackson. Jackson, along with Pierre Garcon, had been mentoring Ross during his time with the Redskins. ESPN's John Keim confirmed that Ross is coming to town for a physical, and that he would be signed to the practice squad if he passes it. The Redskins currently have 1 WR on their practice squad, Marvin McNutt. They also have Leonard Hankerson who spent the offseason and first 6 weeks of the season on the PUP list. He, along with DE Stephen Bowen will begin practicing this week and have 3 weeks to be activated or shut down for the season.
WR Rashad Ross coming to town. has not signed yet, but will take physical and if passes signed to the practice squad.— John Keim (@john_keim) October 14, 2014
[UPDATE #1: 10/14/14 6:03PM] The Redskins have released WR Marvin McNutt from the practice squad. The team hosted 4 wide receivers today, not including Ross, but have not signed anyone...yet.
#redskins heavy on WR workouts today: B.J. Cunningham, Jace Davis, Micah Hatfield, Gerrard Sheppard. The QB: Brad Sorensen— John Keim (@john_keim) October 15, 2014
[UPDATE #2: 10/14/14 9:50PM] John Keim is reporting that the Redskins have signed Rashad Ross to the practice squad.
was told by source that the #redskins signed wr rashad Ross to the practice squad. Liked him this summer. Worth trying to develop— John Keim (@john_keim) October 15, 2014