This officially opens a three-week window of time for Ross to practice with the team before Cincinnati will need to add him to their active roster.
Ross is the first Bengals player to be designated to return this season. Each team is allowed two.
Ross, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Bengals back in 2017. He’s entering the third year of his four-year contract worth $17,115,864 and included a signing bonus of $10,587,900 and stands to make base salaries of $2,020,988 and $2,798,982 over the final two years.
The contract also has a fifth-year option for the Bengals to pick up in 2020.
In 2019, Ross has appeared in four games for the Bengals and caught 16 passes for 328 yards receiving and three touchdowns.