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Giants, WR John Ross agree to 1-year, $2.5 million contract

Giants add the speedy wide receiver

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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 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.