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John Ross

New York Giants
Wide Receiver #15
New York Giants
Wide Receiver #15

John Ross News

Lands on injured reserve

Ross (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Michael Elsen of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Ross suffered an injury at practice in early August and isn't available for the start of the regular season. The 2017 first-round pick will remain on injured reserve for at least the first three games of the year.

Sep 1, 2021 9:09 PM EST


Catches passes on rehab field

Ross (hamstring) ran and caught some passes on a side field during Thursday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: The oft-injured wideout has been sidelined by a hamstring injury ever since his early departure from practice Aug. 9. Ross will miss the entire preseason, and it's even possible he could miss out on a roster spot despite getting $1 million guaranteed on his one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Giants. Even if he sticks with the team and continues to make progress with the hamstring, Ross is unlikely to be any more than the fourth or fifth wide receiver for Week 1.

Aug 26, 2021 11:43 AM EST



Injured at practice

Ross (upper leg) departed Monday's practice early due to an apparent injury, Matt Lombardo of GMenHQ.com reports.

Analysis: Ross grabbed at his upper leg during a seven-on-seven rep and was immediately tended to by the Giants' training staff. The speedster then spent the rest of practice off to the side, watching teammates. Ross has endured a number of injuries in his NFL career, including a foot issue that limited him to just three games in 2020. Less than a week remains before August 14's preseason contest against the Jets.

Aug 9, 2021 1:09 PM EST


Looks healthy on Day 1

Ross flashed his speed at Wednesday's practice while taking reps as a kick returner, Art Stapleton of northjersey.com reports.

Analysis: The oft-injured wideout seems to be healthy for the start of training camp after dealing with an undisclosed issue during the offseason program. Ross has $1 million guaranteed on his one-year, $2.25 million contract, so while the Giants clearly expect him to make the Week 1 roster, it won't be a sure thing if he struggles this summer. Return reps could increase his value, as the Giants have a fairly deep group at wide receiver after adding Kenny Golladay and first-round pick Kadarius Toney in the offseason. With Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton also on the team, Ross mostly figures to work with the second-string offense during training camp.

Jul 29, 2021 7:02 AM EST


Banged up again?

Ross participated in June minicamp but appeared to be dealing with an injury, NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt reports.

Analysis: Ross reportedly left practice early, a common theme throughout this career. The 2017 first-round pick played only 27 games in his four years with the Bengals, and a foot injury kept him off the field after Week 6 last season. It's unclear if his limitations in June were related to the foot issue, but either way, he'll have some time to get healthy before training camp starts at the end of July. Ross got $1 million guaranteed on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, so he should have the inside track to the fourth or fifth wideout spot if he can somehow stay healthy.

Jul 9, 2021 11:28 AM EST



Catches on with Giants

Ross (foot) has signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Per the report, $1 million of the wideout's deal is guaranteed. Assuming he's past the foot issue that derailed his 2020 campaign, the 2017 first-rounder will add some much-needed speed to the Giants' pass-catching corps. Ross has much to prove after faltering during his four-year tenure with the Bengals, but when healthy, the 25-year-old has the wheels to serve as a big play threat. With a fresh start in New York, a 2021 bounce-back is plausible.

Mar 16, 2021 12:51 PM EST


Lands on IR

The Bengals have placed Ross (foot) on injured reserve, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: 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 former first-round pick could be transitioned into cornerback due to the team's lack of depth at the position. However, he will now just focus on his foot recovery.

Nov 14, 2020 11:13 AM EST


Not moving to corner

Ross never actually practiced at cornerback and only discussed moving to the position with the Bengals' coaching staff, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: This follows an erroneous 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.

Nov 14, 2020 10:01 AM EST


Injured transitioning to corner

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.

Analysis: 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 although the Bengals have not been forthcoming regarding the designation. More information regarding the severity of the injury should come in the following days.

Nov 14, 2020 8:33 AM EST


Ruled out for Week 10

Ross (foot) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ross hasn't suited up for game-action since Week 6, previously having been sidelined due to an ailment. 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.

Nov 13, 2020 1:02 PM EST


Shakes off ailment

Ross (illness) was absent from Wednesday's injury report, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: 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, with the position group will be led by Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green and Tee Higgins, Ross' return likely won't affect the offense too much.

Nov 11, 2020 3:30 PM EST


Out Week 8 with illness

Ross (illness) is listed as inactive Week 8 against Tennessee, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: No surprises here, as Ross entered Week 8 with a "doubtful" tag after missing practice sessions both Thursday and Friday. The position group will be led by Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green and Tee Higgins, as has been the case most weeks this season, even if Ross were healthy and active.

Nov 1, 2020 8:37 AM EST


Officially doubtful for Week 8

Ross (illness) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Titans, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: Ross began the week as a full participant in practice, but he was then held out of Thursday's session. It looks as though the 2017 first-round pick, who has already been relegated to a depth role on offense, is trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's contest.

Oct 30, 2020 11:46 AM EST


Clear of illness

Ross (illness) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 2017 was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Browns with an illness, but he's back in action at practice Wednesday with no limitations. Ross hasn't had much of a role for the Bengals this season, and he reportedly talked to the team earlier in October about being traded.

Oct 28, 2020 2:31 PM EST


Inactive Sunday

Ross (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: Ross has been an afterthought in the Bengals offense thus far, with the 2017 first-rounder having logged just two catches on seven targets for 17 yards in three games played. The team's wide receiver corps is currently headed by A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins.

Oct 25, 2020 8:34 AM EST


Deemed questionable with illness

The Bengals list Ross as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns with an illness, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Ross previously sat out the Bengals' Week 5 loss to Baltimore with a non-COVID-19-related illness, so he could be dealing with a recurrence of the same ailment. Despite his designation, the wideout doesn't appear in danger of missing the Week 7 contest for health reasons, as coach Zac Taylor told Ben Baby of ESPN.com that he expects to full roster to be available Sunday minus cornerback William Jackson (concussion) and running back Joe Mixon (foot), who have already been ruled out. If Ross ends up inactive, it would most likely be the result of a coach's decision rather than because of the illness.

Oct 23, 2020 11:42 AM EST


Wants out of Cincinnati

Ross has talked to the Bengals about being traded, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 2017 first-rounder has yet to find his footing in Cincinnati and is now nearly halfway through his fourth season. Ross was active Sunday against the Colts, marking the first time he suited up since Week 2. Per Garafolo, Ross approached the team recently about the trade and wants a fresh start elsewhere. The NFL trade deadline is Nov. 3, which gives the Bengals two weeks to gauge Ross' trade value.

Oct 20, 2020 7:15 AM EST


Finally active again

Ross is active for Sunday's game, for the first time since the Bengals' Week 2 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Ross has fallen out of favor with the Bengals' coaching staff, being a healthy scratch on occasion, but Auden Tate is inactive this week, opening a tiny window for Ross to make another impression.

Oct 18, 2020 8:44 AM EST


Cleared of illness

Ross (illness) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ross missed the Week 5 loss to the Ravens because of an illness that was preceded by two healthy scratches. The 2017 first-round pick should be available for this Sunday's matchup against the Colts, and he has a decent chance to get back into the lineup if neither A.J. Green (hamstring) or Auden Tate (shoulder) are active.

Oct 14, 2020 2:35 PM EST


Inactive Sunday

Ross (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: The 2017 first-rounder pick had been a healthy scratch of late, so his Week 5 absence won't have a great impact on the team's Week 5 passing attack. The Bengals' wide receiver corps is currently headed by A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins.

Oct 11, 2020 8:47 AM EST


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