Former Green Bay Packer Jeremy Ross signed with the Detroit Lions Saturday (Mike Roemer / AP)
Allen Park — After signing with the Lions on Monday, Dorin Dickerson's stay in Detroit didn't even last until his first possible game.
The Lions released the hybrid tight end and wide receiver and signed wide receiver Jeremy Ross from the practice squad to the active roster.
Dickerson took Patrick Edwards' spot on the 53-man roster, so Ross now effectively becomes a replacement receiver for Edwards, whom the Lions re-signed to the practice squad after he cleared waivers.
After going undrafted out of California in 2011, Ross spent 2012 and the beginning of 2013 with the Packers. In the first three games this season, Ross had one catch for eight yards and returned six kickoffs and two punts.
Green Bay released Ross after a Week 3 loss to the Bengals during which Ross fumbled on a kickoff return.
Although Ross has experience in the return game, Lions returner Micheal Spurlock's role should be safe. Spurlock has a 57-yard punt return earlier this season, and the Lions value the veteran's ball security.
With Edwards off the active roster, wide receiver Kevin Ogletree should see an expanded role Sunday, but Ross could be involved in the offense, too.
The Lions play the Bengals Sunday at Ford Field at 1 p.m.