Ross, who has not performed in 4 of the crew’s previous 5 video games as his position has diminished, rebuffed a report that recommended a crew supply wasn’t certain if the speedy receiver nonetheless preferred soccer.
“Commerce me if this (is) how y’all really feel,” the Bengals’ 2017 first-round choose wrote on Twitter on Friday. “I am wholesome and desirous to play. I do know I could be productive. It is laborious to like one thing when your (sic) not truly collaborating in it.
“Consider me, its (sic) not soccer that I do not like.”
It isn’t a secret that i’ve requested a commerce. Commerce me if this how y’all really feel. I am wholesome and desirous to play. I do know I could be productive. It is laborious to like one thing when your not truly collaborating in it. Consider me, its not soccer that i do not like. https://t.co/IlUg270jbI
— Hank Moody (@WatchJRoss) October 30, 2020
The NFL commerce deadline is Tuesday.
Ross’ lone offensive numbers this yr are the 2 catches for 17 yards he had within the season-opening loss in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers. He’s listed as uncertain for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Tennessee Titans (5-1) with an undisclosed sickness.
Ross was a full participant at Wednesday’s follow earlier than he missed the subsequent two days and was not current. The receiver has been listed with an sickness on three separate events this season. They’ve all occurred after he was wholesome scratch for Weeks 3 and 4. Ross has not met with media because the begin of the common season.
When requested Friday in regards to the Ross’ damage designation for this weekend, coach Zac Taylor mentioned Ross was coping with abdomen points.
“He is sick,” Taylor mentioned. “His abdomen bothers him. It’s what it’s. He is listed with [an] sickness, and he is attempting to work by means of it.”
Ross, a former standout on the University of Washington, has struggled to seek out his footing in 4 seasons with the Bengals. Between accidents and an lack of ability to crack the rotation, Ross has appeared in simply 27 video games with Cincinnati.
Final yr, Ross had his finest begin to a season earlier than he injured his sternoclavicular joint and was positioned on injured reserve for eight video games. He nonetheless completed 2019 with 28 catches for 506 yards, each of which had been profession highs. Cincinnati declined to choose up the fifth-year choice on Ross’ rookie contract.
When experiences surfaced of Ross’ commerce request, Taylor declined to get into the main points of the scenario however mentioned he had spoken to the receiver.
“I believe anytime gamers aren’t enjoying they get pissed off,” Taylor mentioned Oct. 21. “He is dealt with his enterprise the correct method round right here.”