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NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Colts, Rams

Bengals

Bengals first-round WR John Ross could be held out of the team’s second preseason game while he continues to work his way back from offseason labrum surgery. Although, Ross explains that both he and the team’s doctors don’t want him to rush things right now.

That’s a question for the trainers,” Ross said, via Katherine Terrell of ESPN. “I just want to take everything slowly, I don’t want to rush everything. I don’t think it’s imperative for me to come back right now and play Saturday. I think it’s important for me to be ready for Week 1.

Ross did, however, admit that it’s been frustrating waiting for medical clearance.

“It’s definitely frustrating,” Ross said. “You get drafted to play football, so to have to be able to watch with all the expectations coming in as a first-round draft pick, you want to come in and play at your best ability. You don’t want to have to prove anything to anyone. You want to make sure you’re here for what you are drafted for, and I haven’t had a chance to, but today was a great start.”

Bills

Bills GM Brandon Beane seemed to take exception to the notion that they’re tanking the 2017 season.

“I was very annoyed,” Beane said of the idea that they’re looking to lose games during an interview with Pro Football Talk. “We would not have tried to get Anquan Boldin on our team if we were tanking. We would not have tried to get Jordan Matthews — who if you look at his numbers in his first three years, they’re pretty good. We would not have tried to get E.J. Gaines. We would have just tried to get more draft capital if we weren’t worried about 2017. We’re going to compete our tails off for 2017.”

  • According to Mike Rodak, Bills LT Cordy Glenn flew to Wisconsin this week to have an injection in his injured foot by Dr. Bob Anderson.
  • Glenn is considered “week-to-week” and will not play Thursday’s preseason game against the Eagles.
  • Bills HC Sean McDermott said they’re “hopeful” WR Jordan Matthews (chest) will return “sooner than later.” (Vic Carucci)

Colts

  • Colts TE Erik Swoope underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and is week to week, according to Zak Keefer.

Rams

  • Rams TE Johnny Mundt passed his physical and was activated from the PUP list. (Myles Simmons)