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John Ross | Wide Receiver | #15

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/27/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Washington
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (9) / CIN
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Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said John Ross (shoulder, injured reserve) has been hiding his injury from the team.
It at least helps to explain the rookie's disastrous debut season. Ross underwent shoulder surgery this spring, but Lewis said this injury is to the other shoulder. That is probably good news, but it is yet another injury for a player who struggled with them throughout college. Ross remains a hold in Dynasty, but his stock has taken a big hit over the last six months. Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:20:00 AM

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Bengals placed WR John Ross (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

He'll have labrum surgery this week. Ross was a healthy scratch before his shoulder injury. It ends a non-descript rookie season, with Ross appearing in just three games. Ross should be fully healthy for OTAs. He'll be in the mix for a starting role opposite A.J. Green in 2018.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Bengals declared WR John Ross, CB KeiVarae Russell, S Shawn Williams, LB Vincent Rey, LB Nick Vigil, OG Alex Redmond, and OG Christian Westerman inactive for Week 13 against the Steelers.

Ross remains a healthy scratch and seems to be in the coaching staff's doghouse.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Bengals declared WR John Ross, CB KeiVarae Russell, RB Brian Hill, S Shawn Williams, LB Vinny Rey, OL Alex Redmond and OL Christian Westerman inactive for Week 12 against the Browns.

This is the third healthy scratch over the past four games for the ninth overall pick in this year's draft. Ross has yet to record a reception in his rookie season on just a pair of targets and fumbled his lone touch on the season. His rookie season appears to be a lost cause.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis called out first-round WR John Ross for quitting on a route Week 10 against the Titans.

Ross slowed down on a deep route down the sideline because he thought the ball was going elsewhere, but Andy Dalton sent it his way. Ross could not catch up, and it fell incomplete. "John had a play last week we weren’t very thrilled with," Lewis said. "He let his teammates down. He let me down. He let Andy down." Those are strong words which punctuate what has been a disappointing first season for the rookie speedster. A healthy scratch Week 9, it would not be surprising if Ross is headed toward the same fate this weekend.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 09:17:00 AM

John Ross is active for Week 10 against the Titans.

Ross was a healthy scratch for Week 9 after playing six snaps in Week 8. He likely won't have a big role this week.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 11:58:00 AM

John Ross is a healthy scratch for Week 9 against the Jaguars.

Ross returned from a five-game absence last week, but played only six snaps. It's shaping up as a developmental rookie year for him. The rest of the Bengals inactives are RB Jeremy Hill, WR Tyler Boyd, OG Christian Westerman, OG Alex Redmond, LB Kevin Minter, and K Randy Bullock.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 11:47:00 AM

John Ross failed to catch his lone target Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 8 win over the Colts.

He played five snaps, according to ProFootballFocus, but from watching, you wouldn’t have even known he was out there. This was the rookie’s first game since Week 2, which may explain the light workload. Regardless, he’s not a fantasy factor at the moment and shouldn’t be in any lineups next week when the Bengals travel to Jacksonville.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 05:42:00 PM

John Ross isn’t expected to be on a snap count for Sunday’s game with the Colts.

Ross should have no restrictions in his first game since Week 2. He’ll have a role in three-wide sets with Tyler Boyd and Cody Core sidelined, but isn’t a threat to A.J. Green’s targets. Ross has played just five snaps this year.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 06:49:00 PM

According to ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell, John Ross (knee) "should see significant playing time" against the Colts in Week 8.

Ross is back after sitting out the last five games with a knee injury. With Tyler Boyd (knee) and Cody Core (concussion) already ruled out, Ross will have a great opportunity Sunday against a dreadful Colts secondary. It's a good setup for the 22-year-old, but with just five NFL snaps under his belt, it's still too early for fantasy owners to consider using him.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 02:58:00 PM

John Ross (knee) has been removed from the Week 8 injury report and will play against the Colts.

Tyler Boyd (knee) and Cody Core (concussion) are out, so Ross should get some run against the Colts' dreadful pass defense. Brandon LaFell is expected to remain an every-down player opposite A.J. Green.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 12:21:00 PM

John Ross (knee) is practicing in full for Week 8.

It's his first full practice since Week 2. Ross look on track to play Sunday, but figures to have a limited role in his first game back.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Bengals declared WR John Ross, CB Adam Jones, S Derron Smith, G Alex Redmond, G Christian Westerman, WR Tyler Boyd, HB Ryan Hewitt inactive for Week 7 against the Steelers.

This isn't a surprise as Ross was expected to miss this game with a knee injury. Jones being inactive means WR Antonio Brown will have an easier matchup this week.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 04:02:00 PM

John Ross (questionable, knee) is not expected to play Week 7 against the Steelers.

Ross still needs another week to recover from a nagging knee injury. Holder of the fastest forty time in the history of the NFL Combine, Ross will be a nice deep threat for Andy Dalton if he can ever get healthy. So far, he's played just five snaps this year.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 08:34:00 AM

John Ross (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 7.

The Bengals' first-round pick has appeared in just one game this year, but he has a chance to play against the Steelers after getting in a full practice on Friday. Ross needs to establish a bankable role before being of any fantasy use.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 02:28:00 PM