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Former GAMBLING and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross III will start ending up in teams in a few days hoping of time for the NFL after dealing with a knee injury, his agent said, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Fowler speculated that Ross “should look for a team shortly thereafter,” and many teams have remained in touch with him.
The Bengals selected Ross ninth overall in the 2017 NFL draft out of Washington after he come up with an extraordinary 2016 campaign with the Huskies with 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns in 14 games.
However, Ross never lived around his draft status.
He continued to surface in just three games during his rookie season with the Bengals because of knee injury. However, he was a wholesome scratch for some of the games he was sidelined.
The 26-year-old then appeared in 13 games through the 2018 season, catching 21 passes for 210 yards and seven touchdowns.
In 27 total games with the Bengals across four seasons, Ross caught 51 passes for 733 yards and 10 touchdowns. His career in Cincinnati was ultimately derailed by way of a amount of injuries, and he eventually requested a trade from the franchise in 2020 because he was upset along with his playing time.
The Bengals didn’t trade Ross, however they declined his fifth-year option, which made him a free of charge agent heading in to the 2021 season.
Ross continued to sign a one-year deal worth around $2.5 million with the Giants in March 2021. He appeared in 10 games last season, catching 11 passes for 224 yards and something touchdown before suffering a knee injury that ended his year.
It’s unclear which teams may be thinking about signing him once we inch nearer to the beginning of the 2022 campaign. However, it’s clear he is a depth option for just about any franchise.