John Ross
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Just as he was starting to come on strong, former first-round pick John Ross won’t be available for the Cincinnati Bengals for “multiple games’ due to a shoulder injury.

Ross suffered the injury in the second half of Monday night’s blowout loss to Pittsburgh. He caught three passes for 36 yards in the game before exiting with the injury.

On the season, Ross has caught 16 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns.

Coming out of college, Ross’ insane speed had him on every radar. Unfortunately, injuries were a big red flag. And they continue to be so, three years after being selected No. 9 overall.