Ross has made it clear that he wants to be moved, but an executive explained to Fowler that part of the issue with Ross paying the remainder of his $2.8 million salary for a player who has just two receptions all year.
Josina Anderson reports that the Bengals’ front office understands why Ross requested a trade and are currently speaking with the receiver about his negative feelings toward the organization.
Anderson notes that recent comments from a media member likely “enflamed the situation,” but no trade is considered imminent at this time.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Falcons have had some trade discussions with teams about moving DE Takk McKinley, but are only willing to move him for the right price.
Fowler explains that the issue for Atlanta is that the pass rusher market may have dried up after the Lions and Seahawks both finalized trades for edge rushers earlier in the week.