New York Giants land speedy receiver John Ross on one-year deal, what to know

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Sep 15, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross (11) breaks free for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants signed wide receiver John Ross to a one-year, $2.5 million deal just minutes after finalizing a massive extension with interior defender Leonard Williams.

Williams and the Giants compromised on a three-year deal, $63 million and $45 million guaranteed. With the defense solidified on the interior, the Giants can finally begin spending a bit of money on the wide receiver position.

What does John Ross bring to the New York Giants?

Ross is an intriguing player, as a former first-round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals four years ago. The problem, he only played in three games last year, hauling in two catches for 17 yards. In 2019, Ross had his most productive season, recording 506 yards and three scores over eight games. There’s no doubt he can be an effective receiver at the NFL level, but he simply hasn’t been able to remain healthy.

Hopefully, with a fresh start, Ross can revitalize his career with the Giants. It is a low-risk, high reward move for Big Blue, which was likely waiting on the finalizing of Williams’ contract extension.