The New York Giants are getting a key piece of their offense back from injured reserve. The Giants activated wide receiver John Ross III off injured reserve today. Ross missed the first three weeks of the season with a hamstring injury suffered at the beginning of the preseason. He will make his season debut on Sunday.
The Giants signed John Ross this offseason to a one-year, $2.5 million deal. Ross spent the first four years of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals after his former team drafted him with the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
John Ross never lived up to his top-ten draft hype. His career with the Bengals was filled with drops, injuries, and a lot of disappointment. But Ross was the perfect, low-risk, high-reward signing for the Giants to make this offseason. With Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton OUT on Sunday, now is the perfect time for John Ross to make his season debut.
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Through the Giants’ three winless weeks in the 2021 season, they have struggled to make plays downfield. John Ross and his record-breaking 4.22s 40-yard-dash speed will enter the lineup, hopefully leading to more explosive passing plays.
John Ross to the crib!! Blazing speed — if he could access some of that past talent this year, could be a huge deep threat for us! pic.twitter.com/L6UgKFie77
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) August 7, 2021
Ross looked excellent in training camp with the Giants this summer. But as a former first-round pick with only 21 receptions to his name, Ross still has a lot to prove. To this point, he is a draft bust. But maybe a change of scenery could turn things around for John Ross.
The Giants will face off against the New Orleans Saints tomorrow’s Week Four matchup. The 0-3 Giants are searching for their first win against the 2-1 Saints. The Saints have the NFL’s sixth-best defense so far this season. They are allowing only 304 yards per game. New York will need all the help it can get offensively. John Ross could play a major role in the Giants’ offensive game plan on Sunday.