Bengals place John Ross on IR, latest blow to winless team


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross (11) runs for a touchdown after a reception against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Seattle. (John Froschauer / AP)

CINCINNATI — The Bengals put receiver John Ross III on injured reserve Wednesday, the latest blow to a winless team that’s already missing star receiver A.J. Green.

Ross landed hard on his right shoulder during a 27-3 loss in Pittsburgh on Monday night that left Cincinnati 0-4 for the first time since 2008. He’s eligible to return later in the season if the shoulder heals.

Ross led the Bengals with 328 yards receiving and three touchdown catches. He was Cincinnati’s only deep threat with Green recovering from an ankle injury suffered during training camp.

Coach Zac Taylor ruled Green out for a game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals (0-3-1) at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals expect Green back within a few weeks.

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