The Bengals signed Ross on Saturday, a few days after he was released by the Seattle Seahawks. After graduating from Lakota West in 2012, Ross spent two years playing junior college ball for Phoenix College before transferring to the University of Kentucky.
Ross, who was 6-foot-3 when he graduated high school but stands 6-6 today, earned a tryout at Indianapolis Colts rookie camp in May, where he impressed the team enough to a contract. After the Colts released him in June, he signed with Seattle. But the Seahawks released him last week, resulting in him landing in his hometown.