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Bengals News (11/28): John Ross attempting to land on a practice squad after unretiring


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The Bengals’ former first rounder is attempting a comeback.

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“I sit there in the team meeting, I stare at the guys, and I feel really good about guys wanting to pull through this,” Taylor said Monday, “and making this a special season and overcoming this adversity because this is a time of year where you can look around and you can see the character of teams it shows loud and clear.”

Joe Burrow Underwent Successful Surgery
“I’ve been through stuff like this before. It’s nothing new,” said Burrow last week. “It’s football. Stuff like this happens. You just have to learn to live with it. I’ve talked a lot about leaning on your support system. I’ve got a great support system. Great friends, great family (to) help me get through it. Great teammates. I’ll be around here. Not ideal, but I’ve got what it takes and the people around me got what it takes to get it done.”

Emerging DJ Turner And Fellow Top Draft Picks Give Bengals A Boost As Defense Regroups
Turner managed a smile and nod on a day the second-round pick from Ann Arbor proved again he’s the real thing. He couldn’t stave off a 16-10 loss to the Steelers that severely damaged the Bengals’ playoff hopes, but he was around the ball enough to help hold the Steelers to under 20 points for the sixth time this season and give Bengals backup quarterback Jake Browning a shot to win his first NFL start.

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The bright lights were back on Taylor once more following the Bengals’ 16-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a game in which backup quarterback Jake Browning struggled just as often as he showed signs of promise, and the run game was as useful as sunscreen on Mercury.

‘That’s a Cop Out’ – Bengals QB Jake Browning Refuses To Blame Inexperience for Game-Changing Interception
“I think that’s a little bit of a cop-out for me to sit here and say that any interception was because I haven’t played in a while,” Browning said. “That’s a cop-out. I think I can read out that play and make the right decision.”

Former Cincinnati Bengals First Round Pick John Ross Hoping to Make NFL Return
After retiring in July, Ross was waived from the Chiefs reserve/retired list. He’s hoping to join a practice squad according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Around the league

2023 NFL season, Week 12: What We Learned from Bears’ win over Vikings on Monday night
Chicago grounds Passtronaut. After two weeks of red-hot play and two wins to show for it, Joshua Dobbs’ magic ran out Monday night. Almost nothing worked for the Vikings, and Dobbs didn’t help their cause, throwing four interceptions, with three being his fault, and one being the fault of rookie receiver Jordan Addison. When reviewing the numbers, one might come to assume Chicago’s defense just got after Dobbs all night in order to shut him down.

2024 NFL Draft order: Jets move up 10 spots during four-game losing streak
Cincinnati does not have a tight end under contract beyond this season. Tanner Hudson had become Joe Burrow’s favorite target at tight end in the weeks leading up to the Pro Bowl passer’s season-ending injury. With Jake Browning under center on Sunday, Hudson tied Ja’Marr Chase for the team lead in receptions (four). The Bengals could decide not to re-sign veterans Irv Smith and Drew Sample to give Hudson, Mitchell Wilcox and a young draft pick playing time in 2024.

Panthers fire Frank Reich after 1-10 start to first season in Carolina
“I met with Coach Reich this morning and informed him that he will not continue as head coach of the Carolina Panthers,” owner David Tepper said in a statement on Monday. “I want to thank Frank for his dedication and service, and we wish him well. Effective immediately, Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor will serve as our interim head coach. Senior Assistant Jim Caldwell will be a special advisor to Offensive Coordinator Thomas Brown, who will take over play calling duties.”

Raiders release veteran CB Marcus Peters after 12 games
Peters, who watched the majority of the Las Vegas Raiders‘ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs from the sidelines, is being released by the team, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source. Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce announced the news of Peters’ release on Monday, and that of safety Roderic Teamer, who was arrested on DUI charges Saturday night.

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