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August 12, 2020 05:56 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Goes on COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals placed Ross (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Ross left Cincinnati to care for his young son and the child's mother after the pair both tested positive for COVID. Ross' listing doesn't necessarily mean he's tested positive himself, but his mere presence with infected family members is enough to force the Bengals' hand. At the moment, he doesn't have a timeline for a return to the team.

August 12, 2020 04:16 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Could land on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals are expected to place Ross on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list in the near future, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Wednesday that the wideout has left the team for the time being to help care for his young son and the child's mother, both of whom recently tested positive for COVID-19. There's no timetable for Ross' return to the Bengals' workouts.

May 2, 2020 07:44 PM
Bengals' John Ross: No fifth-year option
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Ross will not have his fifth-year option picked up by the Bengals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Ross has played just 24 of 48 eligible games since being drafted No. 9 overall by the Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft due to a number of injuries, so it doesn't come as much surprise to see Ross fail to receive the fifth-year option. The speedy wide receiver has been productive during the infrequent times he's been on the field, but with the addition of 2020 second-round pick Tee Higgins and the expected healthy return of A.J. Green (ankle), it might be a tall task for Ross to see enough opportunities to break out in a meaningful way next season.

April 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Facing added competition
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Ross is facing added competition for targets now that the Bengals added Tee Higgins with the first pick of the second round (33 overall) of the NFL Draft on Friday, Geoff Hobson of reports.

Both Ross and A.J. Green are in contract years, plus the Bengals still have Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate as holdovers as well. Ross still could be a big part of the team's future, but he's not guaranteed to earn that chance now.

January 16, 2020 07:28 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Quiet finish, brighter future?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross had two catches for 42 yards in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Browns. He finished the season with 28 catches for 506 yards and three touchdowns.

Ross could take the leap next season with the Bengals holding the No. 1 pick and presumably eyeing Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow as their new franchise signal-caller. The wideout finished the season with a 20-plus-yard catch in each of his last four games and averaged 18.1 yards per reception in 2019. Ross hasn't yet demonstrated an ability to stay on the field, but if he can clear that hurdle, a big reward awaits.

December 22, 2019 06:52 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Most productive game since return
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Ross secured six of 13 targets for 84 yards in the Bengals' 38-35 overtime loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. He also rushed twice for six yards.

Ross finished second on the team to Tyler Boyd in receptions, receiving yardage and targets, and although he couldn't find the end zone like his teammate, he did put together his best performance since returning from a stay on injured reserve due to a shoulder issue. Ross also logged his first two rush attempts of the campaign, and he'll look to build on Sunday's effort and head into the offseason with some momentum when the Bengals face the Browns in Week 17.

December 16, 2019 02:08 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Snags two passes in loss
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Ross caught two of three targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 34-13 loss to New England.

Ross has now been held to two catches and under 30 yards in each of his first two games back after a shoulder injury. The junior speedster always offers hope of a big play, with a 19.0-yards-per-catch average this season, but he has just six targets in his two games back. Next up is a Miami defense that entered this week having surrendered 54 passes of at least 20 yards, 28th in the league, but it'd be a leap of faith to assume that Ross will get enough targets to make Miami pay.

December 14, 2019 10:44 AM
Bengals' John Ross: Ready to go in Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (foot) put in a full practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Patriots, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Ross's health was in some question after the foot injury limited his participation in Wednesday's practice, but he cleared up any concern by taking every rep Thursday and Friday. After missing eight games with a sternoclavicular injury, Ross returned from injured reserve in the Week 14 loss to the Browns to play 51 percent of the offensive snaps. The third-year wideout may only see his role on offense expand in the Bengals' final three games with Auden Tate (knee) now on IR and A.J. Green (ankle) having failed to practice since Nov. 4.

December 12, 2019 04:52 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Returns to full practice
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Ross (foot) practiced fully Thursday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Ben Baby of previously noted that Ross's "foot injury is very minimal" and the wideout's full session Thursday places him on track to play Sunday against the Patriots. In his return to action from a sternoclavicular injury in Week 14, Ross logged 36 of a possible 73 snaps in the Bengals' loss to the Browns, en route to catching two of his three targets for 28 yards. His Week 15 matchup isn't great -- the Patriots are second in the league in passing yards per game allowed -- but Ross does at least retain the ability to sneak in the occasional TD, plus teammate Auden Tate has been ruled out for the season.

December 12, 2019 11:12 AM
Bengals' John Ross: Listed as limited Wednesday
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Ross was limited at practice Wednesday due to a foot injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Ross returned to action in Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Browns after a long layoff due to a sternoclavicular injury, but it's a new issue that's troubling him in Week 15. His status will be revisited Thursday, at which point it'll be known if the foot injury is a minor concern or if he suffered an in-practice setback Wednesday.

December 9, 2019 02:20 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Makes two catches in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross caught two of three targets for 28 yards during Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Browns.

Making his return from a long injury layoff, Ross was somewhat eased back into action. He looked explosive on a 24-yard gain but did little of note aside from that play. Ross was a big part of the offense in the early stages of the season and will look to increase his involvement next Sunday against the Patriots. Fellow receiver Auden Tate got injured Sunday, so his status for Week 15 could affect how much or little Ross gets used.

December 5, 2019 10:40 AM
Bengals' John Ross: Ready to face Browns
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Ross (shoulder) will suit up against the Browns on Sunday, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Ross was officially activated off injured reserve Tuesday and appears fully recovered from the sternoclavicular injury he suffered Week 4. As evidence, the 2017 first-round pick wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic. With A.J. Green (ankle) already ruled out for another contest, Ross' return to the lineup will provide a much-needed boost for Cincinnati's receiving corps.

December 3, 2019 04:44 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Officially back from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (shoulder) was officially activated off injured reserve Tuesday.

Coach Zac Taylor said Monday he expects Ross to play against the Browns this week, and his activation is the first step toward that becoming a reality. The 25-year-old's participation at practice this week should be the final hurdle for his availability this weekend. Ross caught 16 of 32 targets for 328 yards and three touchdowns before going down with a sternoclavicular injury Week 4.

December 3, 2019 10:20 AM
Bengals' John Ross: Likely returning Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Zac Taylor said he believes Ross (shoulder) will be able to play Sunday at Cleveland, Ben Baby of reports.

Ross has been in recovery mode since suffering a sternoclavicular injury Week 4 at Pittsburgh. After he was designation for return from IR in mid-November, it appears Ross will be elevated to the 53-man roster and be active in his first opportunity to do so. Before that can happen though, the Bengals must file an official transaction with the NFL. When he does suit up again, Ross will be on the receiving end of passes from Andy Dalton, who led the team to its first victory of the season this past Sunday against the Jets.

November 13, 2019 01:08 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Designated to return from IR
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The Bengals revealed Wednesday that Ross (shoulder) will be one of their two players designated to return from injured reserve, though he won't be eligible to play until Dec. 8 in Cleveland, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Ross can resume practicing as soon as he's healthy enough to do so, gearing up for a potential return to game action Week 14. He suffered a sternoclavicular injury during a Week 4 loss to Pittsburgh, landing on IR shortly thereafter. Ross had 270 yards and two touchdowns through the first two weeks of the season, but he caught just five of 12 targets for 58 yards over the next two games. He should have a key role in a struggling offense if/when he's ready to return, joining Tyler Boyd, and, potentially, A.J. Green (ankle).

November 4, 2019 11:36 AM
Bengals' John Ross: Preparing for late-season return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (shoulder) was spotted working out on the side during the Bengals' practice session Monday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Ross isn't eligible to return from injured reserve until Week 14, so he's not expected to resume taking part in team drills in the immediate future. That being said, the fact that Ross was on the field Monday in some fashion suggests he's progressing well from the sternoclavicular injury he sustained Sept. 30. Ross was handed a recovery timeline of around 6-to-8 weeks when he first sustained the injury, so there's a good chance he'll be ready to suit up in the Bengals' final four regular-season contests.

October 2, 2019 08:08 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Could return later in season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Zac Taylor relayed Wednesday that Ross's sternoclavicular injury entails a 6-to-8-week recovery, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

The speedy wideout is thus a candidate to be activated off injured reserve later this season. Given that A.J. Green is still dealing with an ankle injury and facing an uncertain return date, Tyler Boyd is in line to continue to serve as the Bengals' undisputed top option at receiver. Meanwhile, Auden Tate, Damion Willis and Alex Erickson are candidates to see added targets in the coming weeks now that Ross is sidelined.

October 2, 2019 08:08 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Headed to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals placed Ross (shoulder) on injured reserve Wednesday.

In a corresponding move, the Bengals promoted Stanley Morgan from their practice squad, With A.J. Green still dealing with an ankle injury, Tyler Boyd will continue to serve as the team's top wide receiver option. Ross's absence likely clears a regular spot in two-receiver sets for Auden Tate, while Damion Willis and Alex Erickson -- to lesser degrees -- are candidates to see added targets beginning with Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

October 1, 2019 08:04 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Multi-game absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross is slated to miss multiple games due to the shoulder injury suffered Monday in Pittsburgh, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

In the aftermath of the game, Ross was wearing a sling to support his right arm, indicating a more severe injury. While its nature isn't known, he seems unlikely to play Sunday versus the Cardinals and potentially beyond that point. With A.J. Green (ankle) expected to miss Weeks 5 and 6 as well, the Bengals' receiving corps will be headed by Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate for the foreseeable future. Behind that duo, Damion Willis and returner Alex Erickson also are options, while Stanley Morgan currently is on the practice squad.

October 1, 2019 02:28 PM
Bengals' John Ross: Wearing sling Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross' right arm was in a sling following Monday's 27-3 loss at Pittsburgh, Joe Danneman of FOX19 Now Cincinnati reports.

Ross left the contest after he gathered in a pass and was taken the turf, landing hard on his right shoulder. Unable to return to action, he finished the night with three catches (on six targets) for 36 yards while playing 45 of 69 snaps on offense. The Bengals have yet to provide an update on Ross' status, so his listing on Wednesday's injury report may be the first chance to get a sense of his health.

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