The San Francisco 49ers officially signed WR Rashad Ross to a future/reserve contract on Thursday.
Ross becomes the fourth player to sign a futures deal with the 49ers since their season ended. The full list includes:
- OT Norman Price
- P Brock Miller
- K Nick Rose
- WR Rashad Ross
Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and during training camp.
Ross, 26, originally signed on with the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State back in 2013. He had brief stints with the Chiefs, Redskins and Bears before returning to Washington during the 2014 season.
Ross has managed to make the 53-man roster in each of the past two years with the Redskins. However, he was cut loose by Washington back in December and later added to the Lions’ practice squad.
In 2016, Ross has appeared in five games and caught one pass for eight yards receiving and no touchdowns. He has also contributed 22 kick return yards for Washington this season.