Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network is reporting that the New York Giants and wide receiver John Ross have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
The #Giants have agreed to terms with WR John Ross on a one-year, $2.5 million deal that includes $1 million guaranteed, source says. The ninth overall pick in 2017 with the 4.22 40 time gets a chance to reset his career in East Rutherford.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 16, 2021
The Giants have been candid about their need to add to their wide receiver corps after posting one of the NFL’s worst passing offenses in 2021.
And after a quiet Tuesday morning, the Giants and Leonard Williams finally came to an agreement on a three-year contract, lowering Williams’ 2021 cap number from $19.351 million to $11 million and freeing up the money to sign Ross.
The ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Washington, Ross ran a blazing 4.22 40-yard dash that year at the Combine. He never lived up to his draft position, though. In four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, Ross caught just 51 passes. He had a career-high 28 receptions in 2019, but played in only three games with two receptions in 2020.
The Giants will give Ross the chance to revive his career.