Mike Garafolo has updated his report to explain that he misunderstood the circumstance involving how Bengals WR John Ross was injured:
I deleted the tweet with the vid to reduce confusion. I apologize for the error here. What happened: My initial source misunderstood the sequence of events. In my conversation with a second source to confirm what I’d heard, we miscommunicated. End result: I screwed up. I’m sorry.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 14, 2020
Ross agreed to help the team by moving to corner, but unfortunately suffered a foot injury on the second play of practice squad.
Garafolo expects Ross to “miss some time” with this injury.
Ross has been a healthy scratch for a number of weeks this season and had asked for a trade. However, the Bengals opted to keep him for the rest of this season before he presumably heads into free agency.
Ross, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Bengals back in 2017. He is entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract worth $17.11 million which included a signing bonus of $10.58 million.
Ross is in the final year of his rookie contract in 2020 after Cincinnati declined his fifth-year option.
In 2020, Ross has appeared in three games for the Bengals and caught two receptions for 17 yards.