John Ross

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

John Ross News

Nabs 11 receptions

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

Analysis: Ross hasn't been able to stay healthy since he was drafted ninth overall in 2017, but his 4.22 speed should keep him in the league a while longer, whether in New York or elsewhere.

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.

Analysis: Ross hasn't played since Week 14 and didn't practice in either of the Giants' first two practices of Week 18, so it's not a surprise to see him ruled out for the final week of the regular season. He'll end his 2021 campaign with 11 catches (20 targets) for 224 yards and one touchdown across 10 appearances.

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.

Analysis: Ross hasn't played since Week 14, and given that he hasn't participated in either of the Giants' first two practices of Week 18, he'll most likely remain sidelined for a fourth straight game Sunday against Washington. Kadarius Toney (shoulder) also appears unlikely to play after missing another practice Thursday, likely leaving Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton (shoulder), David Sills and Pharoh Cooper as the Giants' available options at receiver for the season finale.

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.

Analysis: Ross has missed the last three games due to a combination of a positive COVID-19 test result and a knee injury. He's still dealing with his knee injury ahead of Week 18, and he'll likely need to practice in some form Thursday or Friday if he hopes to play Sunday against Washington.

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.

Analysis: Darius Slayton is on the reserve/COVID-19 list while Kadarius Toney (shoulder) and Collin Johnson (hamstring) have been ruled out. That leaves the Giants with Kenny Golladay and practice-squad players as their WR group for Week 17, with the former including Pharoh Cooper and David Sills. Given the lack of depth, Ross could get playing time if he makes it back for Week 18 against Washington.

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.

Analysis: Ross was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, but he's still dealing with a knee injury while also working on his conditioning. If he hopes to avoid the injury report for Week 17, he'll likely need to be a full participant in practice Thursday or Friday.

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.

Analysis: Ross will be able to return to practice Wednesday and seems to have a good chance to suit up in Sunday's matchup against the Bears following a two-game absence. He secured just three of four targets for 35 yards while rushing once for 16 yards in his four appearances prior to testing positive for COVID-19, but he could see a slightly increased role late in the season since Sterling Shepard (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve last week.

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.

Analysis: Ross has missed the Giants' last two games after testing positive for COVID-19, but he appears to be trending toward a Week 17 return. The Giants will likely activate him from the reserve/COVID-19 list this week in hopes that he'll be able to practice ahead of Sunday's game against Chicago.

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.

Analysis: Ross tested positive for the virus Wednesday, and even after the NFL and NFLPA agreed to changes to the COVID-19 return-to-play protocol a few days later, the wideout apparently hasn't progressed enough in his recovery from the illness to suit up Sunday. With Kadarius Toney (oblique/quadriceps) also on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Giants will turn to Pharoh Cooper, Collin Johnson and Alex Bachman to provide depth behind starting receivers Sterling Shepard, Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton in Week 15.

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.

Analysis: The Giants will place Ross on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, meaning he will need to return two consecutive negative tests in order to clear the league's protocols and return to team facilities. As such, the speedy wideout's status for Week 15 against the Cowboys is in serious doubt.

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.

Analysis: Ross played on just 11 of the Giants' 69 offensive snaps in the contest. The speedy wideout saw limited opportunities in the team's offense, especially with Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, and Darius Slayton healthy. Once Kadarius Toney (oblique) makes his return, Ross will likely see his snap count shrink even more.

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.

Analysis: Ross was listed as questionable heading into the contest, but he proceeded to suit up and played 31 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps, his largest share since Week 7. The increased role didn't translate to much meaningful volume in the passing game, however, and Ross' outlook is unlikely to improve if fellow wideouts Kadarius Toney (oblique/quadriceps) and Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) are able to return from multi-game absences this weekend against the Chargers.

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.

Analysis: Ross only managed one limited practice this week while tending to the quad injury in addition to an illness, but he demonstrated enough progress over the past couple of days to avoid the inactive list. With fellow wideouts Kadarius Toney (quad/oblique) and Sterling Shepard (quad) both sidelined, Ross will likely share No. 3 receiver duties alongside starters Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton. While both Toney and Shepard were sidelined in last week's 13-7 win over the Eagles, Ross played 10 snaps (17 percent) and finished with two receptions for 28 yards on two targets.

Dec 5, 2021 8:53 AM EST


On extensive Week 13 injury report

Ross (illness/quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media reports.

Analysis: Ross has been limited by a non-COVID illness in practice throughout the week, but he's apparently dealing with a quadriceps injury as wekk. That's been a common theme in New York's receiving corps of late, as both Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney are doubtful with quadriceps injuries of their own, and Toney has an oblique issue on top of that. Assuming Ross plays while both Shepard and Toney sit, he would likely compete for the No. 3 wide receiver role with Collin Johnson and possibly Pharoh Cooper, who was called up from the Giants' practice squad last week and played more snaps than either Ross or Johnson.

Dec 3, 2021 11:25 AM EST


Remains sidelined Thursday

Ross (illness) missed a second consecutive practice Thursday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ross is dealing with a non-COVID illness. If he's able to return in any capacity Friday, that would put Ross on track to suit up Sunday in Miami, where he could play an expanded role if Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney remain out due to their respective quadriceps injuries.

Dec 2, 2021 9:50 AM EST


Sits out practice

Ross (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Ross' absence from practice is magnified by the other ailments facing the Giants' wide receiver unit, which has been a season long issue. With Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) and Kadarius Toney (quadriceps) also absent, the Giants could be short on depth at wideout Sunday against the Dolphins.

Dec 1, 2021 12:52 PM EST


Catches two passes

Ross caught both of his targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 13-7 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: It was a quiet day for the wideout, who saw the field on just 18 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps. Ross is not a reliable fantasy option based on his limited playing time. The Giants take on an improving Dolphins defense in Week 13.

Dec 1, 2021 3:13 AM EST


Playing Sunday

Ross (quadriceps) is listed as active Sunday versus the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Ross tended to a quad injury in advance of the Giants' last two games in Weeks 9 and 11, and while he played on both occasions, he combined for 16 offensive snaps and one carry for 16 yards. He has a chance to get back in the target department with Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney out due to their own quad issues. On the season, Ross has averaged a robust 23.6 YPC and 11.8 YPT while scoring one touchdown on his 16 targets in seven appearances.

Nov 28, 2021 8:39 AM EST


Slated to play

Ross (quadriceps), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, is expected to play, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ross' availability will be confirmed approximately 90 minutes before the 1 p.m. ET kickoff, when New York releases its inactive list. Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) and Kadarius Toney (quadriceps) are both expected to be listed as inactive, likely positioning Ross to serve as the No. 3 or 4 receiver behind Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton. Ross will give the Giants a downfield threat on the perimeter, though Collin Johnson (6-foot-6, 222 pounds) could replace Ross in three-receiver sets when the team wants to prioritize size over speed.

Nov 28, 2021 5:39 AM EST


Larger role possibly on tap

Ross (quad) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Ross has been nursing the injury for weeks but has yet to miss a game with the injury. He put in limited practices all week, and, if the Washington product is able to go, he could line up as the Giants' third receiver with Sterling Shepard out and Kadarius Toney doubtful with quad issues of their own.

Nov 26, 2021 2:22 PM EST


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