The Bengals have placed Ross (foot) on injured reserve, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Ross has not played since Week 6 due to a variety of issues. He will now be sidelined at least the next three games. It has been rumored that the 24-year-old and 2017 first-round pick could be transitioned into cornerback due to the team's lack of depth at the position. However, for now he will simply focus on his foot recovery.
Ross (foot) never actually practiced at cornerback and only discussed moving to the position with the Bengals' coaching staff, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. This follows an initially incorrect report by Garafolo that Ross had actually injured his foot while practicing at cornerback. The Bengals' dire need to provide depth at cornerback at least allowed them to broach the conversation with the 24-year-old, but no positional move appears to be imminent, especially after Ross suffered a foot injury, which will keep him out for Week 10 and potentially future weeks.
Ross, who will not play in Week 10 after injuring his foot, was practicing at cornerback when he suffered the injury, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The 2017 first-round pick has not played more than one offensive snap since Week 3, so the Bengals attempted to have their speedy wideout essentially act as an emergency cornerback considering the team's lack of depth after injuries and COVID-19 have ruled out four corners entering Week 10. It would have been interesting to see if this was simply a one-week deal or if the Bengals truly planned to convert Ross to a different position, but it's a moot point after the 24-year-old injured his foot on the second practice rep. Garafolo seems to believe the injury could keep Ross out for an extended time, though the Bengals have not been forthcoming regarding the designation. More information regarding the severity of the injury should come in the following days.
Ross (foot) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Ross hasn't suited up for game action since Week 6. The 2017 first-round pick is now dealing with a foot injury, but even if he does get healthy soon, it seems unlikely that he'll be a notable factor on offense behind Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green and Tee Higgins.
Ross (illness) was absent from Wednesday's injury report, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Ross missed Week 8 against Tennessee with the illness, but coming out of the team's bye week it appears he's returned to full strength. The 2017 first-round pick has seen himself slide down the receiver depth chart in Cincinnati, and with the position group led by Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green and Tee Higgins, Ross' return likely won't affect the offense too much.
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