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Packers release returner Jeremy Ross after muff

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Packers release returner Jeremy Ross after muff

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Green Bay Packers kick returner Jeremy Ross (10) fumbles a kickoff as he is hit by Cincinnati Bengals' Marvin Jones (82) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Cincinnati. The Bengals recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers have released receiver and return man Jeremy Ross a day after the second-year player muffed a kickoff that set up a touchdown in the wild 34-30 loss to the Bengals.

Ross failed to make a significant impact in the return game. BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for a 2-yard score to give Cincinnati a 14-0 lead on the play after Ross muffed the kickoff early in the first quarter.

Ross also fumbled a punt return in the second quarter of the Packers' 45-31 loss to the 49ers in the NFC playoffs last year. San Francisco recovered and scored three players later.

In eight career games in Green Bay, Ross had one catch for 8 yards. He played the final five games of the 2012 regular season.

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