College free agent signee has opened season on practice squad ... Four-year letterman at Virginia displayed good mix of strength and quickness, with ability to flash as inside pass rusher ... His career total of 25.5 tackles-for-loss ranks fourth all time among UVA defensive tackles.
Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as a college free agent on 5-6-16 ... Waived by Bengals on 9-3-16 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-4-16.
2016 highlights: On practice squad for Games 1-4 ... Played in all four preseason games, logging eight tackles.
College: Played four seasons (2012-15) at Virginia ... Played in 47 games, with 25 starts ... Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention in each of his last two seasons. 2015—Started all 12 games, with 49 tackles, including 4.5 sacks ... Nine tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and three passes defensed ... Co-winner of team’s Iron Cavalier award, for performance and dedication in weight room ... Had key tackle for loss in overtime to set up winning score vs. Syracuse ... Earned an invite to East-West Shrine game. 2014—Started all 12 games, with 40 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, one sack and one INT ... Helped defense rank 20th nationally in fewest rushing yards allowed per game (120.7) ... Had four tackles and a forced fumble vs. then-No. 2 Florida State. 2013—Appeared in 12 games, with 11 starts ... Logged 49 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defensed. 2012—Appeared in 11 games, recording one sack. 2011—Redshirted.
Personal: Hometown is Virginia Beach, Va. ... Recognized during his UVA career on the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Attended Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va., where he was ranked No. 19 DT in nation by ESPN.com ... Four-year starter who logged 65 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior ... Also a standout in baseball.
Leave it to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to sum up the drafting of Washington wide receiver John Ross with the ninth pick. “When you have the fastest player in the league,” Dalton said, “it’s going to be hard for that safety not to cheat.”
John Ross’ life changed in 4.22 seconds. That was the Bengals rookie wide receiver’s time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, breaking the record of 4.24 seconds set by Chris Johnson in 2008.
Receivers coach James Urban and offensive coordinator Ken Zampese speaks to the media after the Bengals draft WR John Ross with the ninth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.