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John Ross

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #15
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #15

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John Ross Getting First-Team Reps

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver John Ross was getting first team reps on Wednesday in OTAs, according to Eagles reporter Eliot Shorr-Parks. The 28-year-old agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles on May 23 and has already begun to have opportunities with the first team. The former Washington product was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals but has unfortunately been unable to perform in the NFL. He had a season-high of only 506 yards in 2019 and has yet to come close to that total over the past four seasons. He announced his retirement last summer but appears to be eyeing an NFL comeback. Currently, the Eagles wide receiver room is highlighted by A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith but is lacking a consistent number three option. Ross could become a name to mention throughout training camp in July if he continues to earn opportunities with the starting staff.

Jun 5, 2024 7:35 PM EST


John Ross Ready To Make An Impact For Eagles

Former first-round wide receiver John Ross recently signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as he looks to revive his NFL career. Ross spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs last July before retiring. Before that, he set a then-NFL record with a 4.22-second 40-yard dash at the combine and was taken ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. He started just one game for Cincy in his rookie season and just 20 total, recording 51 catches for 733 yards and 10 touchdowns in four years. Ross last played in the NFL in 2021 with the Giants, catching 11 passes for 224 yards and one TD. "I haven't lost a step," Ross said. "I'm still the same guy. I feel like I'm better than what I was." The 28-year-old burner is intriguing in Philly's offense, but he'll most likely see most of his playing time on special teams as a kick returner.

Jun 2, 2024 1:10 PM EST



John Ross Signs With Eagles

Veteran free-agent wide receiver John Ross signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, according to NFL insider Ari Meirov. Ross announced his retirement from football last July, but he is attempting a return to action for the 2024 season. The former No. 9 overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals out of Washington famously broke Chris Johnson's 40-yard dash time at the 2017 NFL Combine with a 4.22 official run. That stood until the 2024 NFL Combine which saw Xavier Worthy post a 4.21 40-time. Despite his speed, Ross failed to make a significant impact in four years with the Bengals and one season with the New York Giants. Overall, he hauled in 62 passes for 957 yards and 11 touchdowns in 37 career games. Ross is likely a longshot to make the Eagles' 53-man roster, but he'll compete with veteran Parris Campbell and rookies Johnny Wilson and Ainias Smith to work behind star wideouts A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.

May 23, 2024 4:11 PM EST


John Ross To Try Out With Eagles

Former Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants wide receiver John Ross, whose 4.22-second 40-yard dash was the NFL scouting combine record until Xavier Worthy broke it earlier this year, will take part in the Philadelphia Eagles' rookie camp this week on a tryout basis, according to sources. Ross had retired last year but is now attempting to make a comeback. The 28-year-old speedster ended up being a bust after the Bengals took him with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft out of Washington. Ross last played for the G-Men in 2021 and had 11 catches for 224 yards and one touchdown in 10 games (one start). In his five years in the NFL, he caught 62 of 143 targets for 957 yards and 11 scores in 37 games (21 starts). Ross will be a long shot to make the Eagles' active roster in 2024, let alone be fantasy relevant.

Apr 28, 2024 1:12 PM EST


Hanging it up

Ross was placed on the Chiefs reserve/retired list on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Jul 26, 2023 2:27 PM EST



Singed to reserve deal by KC

The Chiefs signed Ross to a reserve/future contract Monday, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports.

Jan 9, 2023 5:39 PM EST


Tries out for Cardinals

The Cardinals worked out Ross on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Oct 18, 2022 5:15 PM EST


Nabs 11 receptions

Ross caught 11 passes on 20 targets for 224 yards and a touchdown in 2021.

Jan 11, 2022 1:10 AM EST


Won't play Sunday

Ross (knee) has been ruled out Sunday against Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Jan 7, 2022 12:37 PM EST


Absent for another practice

Ross (knee) wasn't on the field for Thursday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Jan 6, 2022 11:08 AM EST


Estimated as non-participant

Ross (knee) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimation, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Jan 5, 2022 12:24 PM EST


Won't play

Ross (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Chicago, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Dec 31, 2021 11:34 AM EST


Listed as limited Wednesday

Ross (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's practice estimation, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Dec 29, 2021 10:31 AM EST


Activated by Giants

Ross (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Dec 29, 2021 7:31 AM EST


Returns to team facility

Coach Joe Judge said Wednesday that Ross (illness) has returned to the team facility, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Dec 29, 2021 7:24 AM EST


Not activated Sunday

Ross (illness) wasn't activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list in advance of Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Dec 19, 2021 9:34 AM EST


Tests positive for coronavirus

Coach Joe Judge said Wednesday that Ross has tested positive for COVID-19, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Dec 15, 2021 9:21 AM EST


Catches one pass loss

Ross caught his lone target for seven yards in Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Chargers.

Dec 15, 2021 5:28 AM EST


Just one target in Week 13 loss

Ross (illness/quadriceps) failed to corral his lone target in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Dolphins.

Dec 8, 2021 11:41 AM EST


Cleared for Week 13

Ross (illness/quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Dec 5, 2021 8:53 AM EST