Ross caught a touchdown pass on the Bengals' first drive of the day Sunday against the Saints, but overall was held to two catches for 39 yards in a losing effort. Ross led the Bengals with six targets, including one that resulted in a fateful interception in the two-minute drill in the second quarter. That pick was brought back deep into Bengals territory and led to a Saints touchdown right before halftime. Ross could be a frequent target the next few games with A.J. Green (toe) possibly out until December.
Ross (groin) practiced fully Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Ross, who has missed three of the last four games, is poised to return to action Sunday against the Saints. The timing couldn't be better for the second-year wideout, as top target A.J. Green is sidelined by a toe injury for at least one week. In the meantime, Tyler Boyd profiles as the Bengals' No. 1 wide receiver, but the absence of Green provides the speedy Ross with a clear opportunity to make his biggest splash as a pro since being taken with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Ross (groin) is practicing Monday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports Ross was held out of practice leading up to an absence for Week 8 against Tampa Bay, but he seems to have made progress coming out of a Week 9 bye. With A.J. Green (toe) looking doubtful to play in Sunday's game against New Orleans, the Bengals may have little choice but to make Ross a key part of the game plan in a highly favorable matchup.
Ross (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. With the Bengals on bye Week 9, the soonest Ross will play in a game is Nov. 11 against the Saints. In his absence this weekend, Alex Erickson and Cody Core are candidates to see added snaps behind Cincinnati's top wideouts, A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd.
Ross (groin) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Ross's absence for the second straight day of practice this week adds further fuel to the notion that the groin injury will prevent him from playing Sunday against the Buccaneers. If Ross is sidelined, Alex Erickson and Cody Core would likely draw more snaps in three-receiver sets, though neither projects as an especially appealing fantasy option with A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd locked in as Andy Dalton's preferred targets.
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