CINCINNATI — The Bengals have educated broad receiver John Ross that they will not be picking up the fifth calendar year of his rookie contract, a resource explained to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday.
Ross, who was chosen ninth over-all in the 2017 draft, has struggled to remain on the field all through his initially 3 NFL seasons. The previous Washington product has played a full of 24 video games.
The 24-calendar year-aged Ross is established to gain $two.8 million in base income in 2020.
Beneath the procedures of the latest collective bargaining settlement, the worth of Ross’ fifth-calendar year selection would be equivalent to the transition tag for a broad receiver because he was a prime-10 decide on. In 2020, the transition tag for a receiver was really worth $fifteen.seven million.
In 2019, Ross was on the verge of a promising year. He opened the calendar year with a occupation-high 158 acquiring yards and two touchdowns in a decline at Seattle. A week afterwards, he experienced 4 catches for 112 yards and a score in a blowout decline to the San Francisco.
He hurt his sternoclavicular joint in a 7 days four decline to Pittsburgh, even so, and was put on hurt reserve. He finished very last year as a reserve, catching 28 passes for 506 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Ross has forty nine occupation catches for 716 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Ross joins A.J. Eco-friendly as Bengals receivers who are not beneath contract past the 2020 year. Eco-friendly was presented a a single-calendar year franchise tag soon after his previous contract lapsed next the 2019 year.
Cincinnati drafted previous Clemson wideout Tee Higgins in the second spherical of this year’s draft.