Packers haven't called Ross for WR help


GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers were awaiting word Monday on the severity of the injuries to receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones.

If they need help at the position this week, it probably won’t come in the return of Jeremy Ross, who was released by the Packers on Sept. 23 -- one day after he fumbled a kickoff against the Cincinnati Bengals.

His agent, Joe Linta, said Monday the Packers have not inquired about re-signing Ross, who is on the Detroit Lions' practice squad.

Ross played primarily on special teams before he was released. He had played only seven snaps on offense in three games -- three snaps against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1, none against the Washington Redskins in Week 2 and four against the Bengals in Week 3.

The Packers were down to only two healthy receivers, Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin, for the second half of Sunday’s 19-17 win against the Baltimore Ravens. Jones left in the first quarter because of a left leg injury, and Cobb left with a right knee injury in the second quarter.

Both were undergoing medical exams on Monday.

The Packers have one receiver, rookie Myles White, on their practice squad. They also had rookie receiver Charles Johnson on the practice squad until Saturday, when he signed with the Cleveland Browns.