Former DC Defenders WR Rashad Ross has been impressive during the Montreal Alouettes training camp. Ross was originally claimed by the LA Wildcats, but traded to DC a month prior to the XFL kickoff.
During the 5 weeks that the season had before shutting down due to COVID-19, Ross caught 13 passes for 192 yards and a TD.
Ross signed with the Alouettes last month, and seems to be making the most of it. Ross has been at the professional level since 2013, bouncing around the NFL until last year with DC.
This year, is whole new game for him though, considering the differences between the traditional American 4-down version and the Canadian game.
Being a sponge around the veterans on his team is just one of the ways Ross is making up ground:
“Since I got here, I’ve been studying and talking to veterans. I am trying to mimic what they do. Talking to guys like BJ, Eugene and Namaan has helped me a lot. What I am doing here, I did in the NFL. Guys likes DeSean Jackson and Santana Moss really made things easier for me. You have to know which veterans to approach. When you have a team like this in Montreal and have team players, it really helps.”Rashad Ross
But that’s not all he’s doing to make himself indispensable. He’s also standing out as a return man.
“I am trying to do everything I can do to help the team. I know I can adapt and that I can do whatever is asked of me.”
Head Coach Khari Jones had this to say about his performance so far:
“Rashad stood out. He made some really nice catches. He really showed what kind of speed he has.
The 31-year old played college ball at Arizona State before being signed as an UDFA by the Titans. He spent 2 seasons in Washington before his run on practice squads.
The man can flat out play, and it’s good to see him doing well, regardless of where he landed. We wish him great success.
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