John Ross’ rookie season ends with trip to injured reserve

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Wide receiver John Ross‘ NFL career started while he was recovering from shoulder surgery and his first season has come to end because of a shoulder injury.

The Bengals announced on Wednesday that they have placed Ross on injured reserve, which brings a disappointing first year in the league to an end. Ross also dealt with a knee injury during the summer and wound up playing in just three games during the regular season.

Ross didn’t catch a pass in any of those appearances and was criticized by coach Marvin Lewis for his effort in trying to get to a pass that was thrown his way. Ross carried the ball once for 12 yards for his only offensive touch of the year and fumbled the ball at the end of that run, so it’s fair to say there’s nowhere to go but up for Ross in his second season.

Defensive tackle Josh Tupou was promoted from the practice squad to flesh out the 53-man roster.

25 responses to “John Ross’ rookie season ends with trip to injured reserve

  1. I don’t believe this for a second.
    Lewis and the Bengals simply don’t want to deal with the daily question as to why he/they are not playing their top draft pick.

  2. Ross fumbled the ball at the end of that run, so it’s fair to say there’s nowhere to go but up for Ross in his second season.
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    Idk, ask Ravens how Perriman’s first few years have gone

  3. 2 targets, 0 receptions. Zero punt returns, zero kickoff returns. There are no comparables to that. Nobody has had a career after starting like that. You got guys who went nowhere like Jerrel Jernigan, Tandon Doss… but they at least got a few kickoff returns.

    He’s on track to be one of the biggest busts of all-time. At least guys cut in training camp didn’t take up a roster spot.

  4. Yeah Perriman has bust written all over him. The guy ran a 4.24 yet can’t get separation in games, has no quickness, can’t catch, and has no clue to drag both feet when going out of bounds. Plus if you hear his interviews…he’s dumb.
    The only thing he’s good at is having balls bounce off his board hands for interceptions. He should be selling hot dogs in the stands.

  5. Every year an NFL team will fall in love with a guy with great measurables but who is incapable of actually playing the game of football. *Sigh*

  6. It’s funny, everyone in and around Cincinnati knew this was not the right pick for this team. Marvin’s “Trust the board” theory was unmistakably wrong this time. The Bengals usually do very well in the draft – not this time. This had BUST written all over it from the start.

  7. This kid is starting to look like a bust, he has all the hallmarks of an NFL draft bust thats for sure. I am beyond Happy that Arizona did not draft him and instead drafting his teammate young S/CB Budda Baker who is an absolute monster and is making the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Since he has taken over as a starter he just gets better and better each week right now ranked 22nd at his position with a grade of 83.7 and posted a 99.9 overall Pro Football Focus grade vs HOU. Baker is going to be an Elite All-Pro caliber safety in the very near future. Baker and both the other cb’s from UDUB are going to kill it in the NFL, Ross…. Not so much.

  8. Raven fans are embarrassed when Perriman is active on game day thus taking the place of a very talented who is listed inactive. Maybe we could trade Perriman for a seventh round pick in 2030.

  9. viperstournaments says:
    December 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm
    It’s funny, everyone in and around Cincinnati knew this was not the right pick for this team. Marvin’s “Trust the board” theory was unmistakably wrong this time. The Bengals usually do very well in the draft – not this time. This had BUST written all over it from the start.
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    I do not for a minute believe this was a Marvin Lewis pick. My guess he would have gone defense. This is a flashy / sexy pick and it has Mikey Brown written all over it.

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