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Eagles sign veteran wide receiver John Ross

As the offseason begins to take shape, the Philadelphia Eagles added another piece to the puzzle by inking veteran wide receiver John Ross to a one-year deal.

Ross last played in the league in 2021 with the New York Giants. Since then, he retired in 2023 short after signing a futures deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, which appeared to close the door on his NFL career. However, the 28-year-old is giving it a go in hopes of reigniting himself to becoming a key offensive piece.


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Ross was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 draft, where he spent four seasons before playing one year with the Giants. In 37 career games, he has 62 receptions for 957 receiving yards with 11 touchdowns.

The Washington product entered the league with much buzz around his then NFL-record 4.22 40-yard dash time. However, he struggled to stay on the field due to lingering leg injuries that significantly limited his availability and impact with the Bengals.


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In his lone campaign with New York, he complied 11 catches on 20 targets for 224 receiving yards and a touchdown in 10 games played.

Ross will have an opportunity to latch onto a big-play role with the Philadelphia Eagles. He could become a dynamic passing game option alongside A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, who can stretch the field with his speed.

It is a low-risk, high-reward move for the Eagles who can only benefit from Ross becoming an effective game-changing factor.

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