Coach Marvin Lewis recently balked at the idea that John Ross was a draft miss after a nightmare rookie season which came and went without a single catch.
Lewis isn’t alone in his belief that Ross is poised for a breakout campaign now that he’s spending more time on the field than in the trainer’s room.
Ross’ offseason work with former Bengals receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh has Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Green raving about last year’s No. 9 overall draft pick.
He’s got his confidence back, Green told The Sporting News. The way he’s working this offseason is unbelievable. He’s healthy and explosive again .
In Ross and oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert, the Bengals have a pair of intriguing wild cards with the tantalizing talent to make or break Andy Dalton’s season.
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Will a healthy, improved Ross unseat Brandon LaFell or Tyler Boyd for a rotation spot alongside Green?
Loyalty is a vanishing commodity. The NFL showed none to ESPN by inviting rival Fox Sports to air the annual draft next week from Arlington, Texas. ESPN hopes football fans are Womens Zach Fulton Jersey more faithful and will continue to tune in to the Worldwide Leader in Sports, which is preparing to telecast its 39th consecutive draft.
The good news for ESPN? With five or six star quarterbacks expected to go in Thursday’s first round, and the big market Giants and Jets picking No. 2 and 3, respectively, expectations are off the charts for the three-day event.
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Following last year’s masterstroke of holding an outdoor draft in Philadelphia, the league moved this year’s proceedings to the Cowboys cavernous AT&T Stadium. Jerry Jones’ football palace is a fitting stage for the drama, according to Seth Markman, ESPN’s senior coordinating producer for NFL & MLB studio Production.
It’s almost a perfect storm for us: Big teams, big quarterbacks, Markman told Sporting News in an exclusive interview. It’s kind of fitting that it’s in Jerry’s stadium there, with how big this thing can be.