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Jeremy Ross had an idea last week he might see more snaps this past Sunday against Chicago. The receiver knew Nate Burleson might be out and Ryan Broyles was done for the season.
So the Green Bay Packers returner to start the season found himself playing a lot in the slot against the Bears -- 39 plays (63 percent of the snaps), making two catches for 28 yards. Both the catches and yards were career highs for Ross.
"I knew I was going to play a lot," Ross said. "I was just trying to do my best out there and serve the best way I could out there for the team.
"I feel like I did solid. I feel like I did well. Always room for improvement. Feel like I could have done a better job in the run game by just attacking them more and staying square. They were kind of running away, kind of trying to shake and stuff like that. So do a better job next time of being grounded and being patient and stuff like that. But I feel like I did OK."
Ross' snaps will likely fluctuate a bit whenever Burleson does return, be it this week against Pittsburgh or not.
And now a look around the Interwebs in search of Lions news:
From colleague Michael C. Wright, Brandon Marshall called some of the Lions' plays "borderline illegal."
The Lions haven't lost confidence in Darius Slay, writes Chris McCosky in the Detroit News.