Sport WR John Ross hid shoulder injury from Bengals, coach Marvin Lewis says

20:00  07 december  2017
20:00  07 december  2017 Source:

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Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said receiver John Ross "came clean" about hiding a shoulder injury from the team.

Bengals receiver John Ross has been perhaps the NFL’s most disappointing rookie this season: He was the ninth overall pick in the draft and he still hasn’t caught a pass. And now Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is letting Ross know he needs to step up his game.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis revealed Wednesday that rookie receiver John Ross, the team's first-round pick this spring, has been hiding a shoulder injury from the team.

a baseball player wearing a helmet: John Ross © (Getty Images) John Ross

Appearing with Ross Tucker on SiriusXM NFL Radio (via ESPN), Lewis said Ross was put on injured reserve, ending his season.

Ross didn't record a catch as he has barely played this season while battling other injuries. He hurt his knee in the last preseason game but was given a chance to play in Week 2. However, he was benched after a fumble on his lone touch, a rushing play.

He reinjured his knee shortly after his Week 2 debut and has played in only two games since.

Lewis said the shoulder injury Ross has is not related to the shoulder surgery he underwent before the NFL Draft.

Picked No. 9 overall out of Washington, Ross made headlines during the NFL Scouting Combine when he ran the 40-yard dash in a record-breaking 4.22 seconds.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis to leave team after season, report says .
In addition to coaching another team, Lewis is also interested in working in another organization's front office or as a coaching adviser. © (Getty Images) Marvin Lewis The report added that some Cincinnati coaches are "unhappy with the way they have been treated financially" after the team declined to offer contract extensions, which could be a factor in Lewis' decision to leave despite being the longest tenured coach in Bengals history.Nonetheless, Lewis assured there is "nothing to" report when asked about his future with the franchise ahead of Sunday's game.

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