Rashad Ross adds tremendous speed to Carolina Panthers

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 31: Rashad Ross #15 of the Arizona Hotshots beats Duke Thomas #21 of the San Antonio Commanders for a reception that went for a touchdown at Alamodome on March 31, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes//Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 31: Rashad Ross #15 of the Arizona Hotshots beats Duke Thomas #21 of the San Antonio Commanders for a reception that went for a touchdown at Alamodome on March 31, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes//Getty Images) /
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The wide receiver should be able to help the Carolina Panthers quite a bit.

The Carolina Panthers are adding depth at the wide receiver position. Thursday, they signed wideout Rashad Ross, a great move for the latter as the AAF shutdown recently. He impressed during his time in the league, and now he will look to translate his skills to the National Football League as he gets a second chance to do so.

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Playing for the Arizona Hotshots, Ross snagged 36 passes for 583 yards and seven touchdowns. He put together a string of solid games during his time in the AAF, starting in the first contest against the Salt Lake Stallions. He caught five passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns. He showed his speed throughout the course of the game, and that was evident when he recorded a 42-yard reception. With that being his longest play of the game, he also was able to grab a 36-yard reception for a touchdown, leaving the Stallions secondary in the dust.

Ross has experience in the National Football League. He played for the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers. In 20 games he caught nine passes for 192 yards and a touchdown.

This is a player that is not going to make the front page of the newspaper, but he should be able to provide solid depth for the Panthers. He is not going to be a player that is going to take on major wide receiving duties, nor should he be. The Carolina Panthers already have two talented wide receivers in Curtis Samuel and DJ Moore. Now, they need additional depth at the position as asking that duo to play every single offensive snap would be unfair. Ross can provide that.

His speed should also be an asset to the Panthers. He had the fastest play of 2015 on a kick return, and if he can bring that type of speed to the Carolina Panthers special teams, that would be a tremendous asset. In today’s game of football, having as many speedy players on the roster as possible is a must. Especially on special teams, field position is as important as ever in today’s game. All it takes is a few plays by a high-powered offense and seven points are on the board immediately.

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Ross is a great depth signing for the Carolina Panthers. In addition to his speed, he brings experience and playmaking ability. It will be interesting to see what type of role he has for the Carolina Panthers. In North Turner’s  offense, he should be able to find his niche.