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Oliver Ross | Tackle

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (40) / 9/27/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 315
College: Iowa State
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Cardinals signed OT Oliver Ross, formerly of the Patriots.
Ross, 35, is only an option at right tackle at this stage of his career. Ideally, Herman Johnson or Elton Brown will beat him out to be starting RT Levi Brown's primary backup. Ross hasn't appeared in a game since 2006. Mon, May 4, 2009 12:22:00 PM

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Free agent OT Oliver Ross is trying out for the Cardinals this weekend.

Ross was released by the Patriots last October after spending the first half of the season on the PUP list with a torn triceps. He's a long shot to make the club.
Fri, May 1, 2009 04:21:00 PM

Patriots released OT Oliver Ross.

Ross has spent the entire season on the PUP list while Mark LeVoir has emerged as a viable backup at right tackle.
Tue, Oct 28, 2008 06:30:00 PM

Patriots agreed to terms with OT Oliver Ross, formerly of the Cardinals.

Ross, who'll be 34 in September, missed all of 2007 with a torn triceps. He's been in obvious decline for sometime and doesn't figure to make the club.
Mon, Jun 2, 2008 03:42:00 PM

Cardinals RT Oliver Ross will undergo surgery for a torn left triceps on Thursday. He will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

Ross, who turns 33 in September, will probably be cut next offseason. He's no longer a starting-caliber player and his base salaries are too hefty for the Cardinals to keep around. Levi Brown is the team's new right tackle.
Tue, Aug 21, 2007 08:33:00 AM

Cardinals RT Oliver Ross is expected to miss the season after tearing his left tricep during Saturday's preseason contest.

The Cardinals will prep Levi Brown to start, but Ross' career in Arizona may be over. Ross is due base salaries of $2.8 million in the 2008 and 2009 seasons, which will be far to hefty for a backup or swing tackle.
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 07:06:00 PM

Cardinals right tackle Oliver Ross has had $1 million of his 2007 base salary converted into incentives.

Ross' pay dropped from $2.8 million to $1.8 million but he can earn it back if he meets certain playing-time levels. This should prevent him from being released but he's likely to eventually be Arizona's swing tackle, not a starter.
Thu, Jun 21, 2007 10:50:00 PM

Oliver Ross is currently penciled in as the Cardinals' right tackle.

Sooner than later, Ross will be replaced by No. 5 overall pick Levi Brown on southpaw Matt Leinart's blind side. Mike Gandy and Ross will likely wind up battling at left tackle to start alongside guard Deuce Lutui.
Thu, May 3, 2007 05:00:00 PM

The East Valley Tribune believes tackle Oliver Ross may "regain some credibility" under new offensive line coach Russ Grimm.

Ross was benched early last season but knows Grimm from Pittsburgh. He may be a candidate to fill the void set to be left by LT Leonard Davis.
Fri, Feb 16, 2007 10:38:00 AM

The Arizona Republic reports that RT Oliver Ross will be benched as part of several changes in the offensive line.

LG Reggie Wells is expected to move to right tackle, with RG Chris Liwienski moving to Wells' old spot at left guard. Second-round pick Deuce Lutui will move into the lineup at right guard. It's possible that the changes will help RB Edgerrin James gain positive yardage on a few more carries, but the situation isn't going to be a quick fix.
Thu, Oct 26, 2006 08:51:00 AM

RT Oliver Ross (knee) is expected to start Sunday.

Ross hasn't played since injuring his knee in training camp and his return could help both RB Edgerrin James and QB Kurt Warner.
Fri, Sep 22, 2006 08:41:00 AM

Cardinals RT Oliver Ross practiced last week but didn't play Sunday.

He's still recovering from knee surgery underwent early in training camp. Ross should be back this week to upgrade Kurt Warner's protection.
Mon, Sep 18, 2006 09:15:00 PM

OT Oliver Ross (knee) said that he will definitely try to practice today.

If Ross is able to return for Week 2, RB Edgerrin James may have a little more room to run.
Thu, Sep 14, 2006 08:32:00 AM

T Oliver Ross (knee) reportedly expects to play in Week 2.

Ross missed the season opener after undergoing right knee surgery early in training camp.
Wed, Sep 13, 2006 09:46:00 AM

Cardinals T Oliver Ross is not expected for the regular season opener.

Jeremy Bridges or Brandon Gorin will get the start at right tackle. Ross has been recovering from knee surgery. It's a minor loss.
Tue, Aug 29, 2006 08:30:00 AM

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