Chiefs place Justyn Ross on injured reserve

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Chiefs receiver Justyn Ross‘ rookie season has come to an end before it ever really began.

Kansas City has placed Ross on injured reserve, the team announced on Monday.

Ross had recently undergone foot surgery. Head coach Andy Reid had said that it would take some time for the young receiver’s foot to heal. But because Ross was placed on IR before the start of the regular season, he’s ineligible to return for the rest of 2022.

Signing with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson, Ross had made some noise during the offseason program. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes said that he could only imagine how good Ross was going to be.

He may still get that opportunity with Kansas City, but it won’t be in 2022.

The Chiefs also announced that they’ve signed offensive tackle David Steinmetz and offensive tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk.

3 responses to “Chiefs place Justyn Ross on injured reserve

  1. I thought the sky was the limit for this kid after he destroyed the Bama secondary his first year at Clemson. Now you have to wonder if he’ll ever play a down in an NFL uniform.

  2. A good plan to allow Mr. Ross to sit, heal and learn for a year.

  3. This could turn out to be a blessing for both him and the Chiefs.
    Justyn can hopefully get that foot fully healed as this wasn’t a new injury but one that never healed correctly the first time he had surgery on it. Plus, he can have a “redshirt” year to learn & wasn’t a lock to make the 53 because it looks like Justin Watson will get that 5th WR spot.
    The Chiefs can essentially stash him for a year and after Juju leaves next offseason to cash in after a comeback player of the year type season there will be an open spot to go along with MVS, Skyy, Justin Watson and Hardman/FA/Draft signee.

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