The Bengals filled Ross’ spot on the 53-man roster by signing defensive tackle Josh Topou off the practice squad. They also signed linebacker Carl Bradford to fill Topou’s spot on the practice squad.
A third-year player out of Arizona State, Bradford originally was a fourth-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2014. He has spent regular-season time on 53-player rosters with both the Packers (2014-16) and San Francisco (2016), as well as some time on Chicago’s practice squad this season. He has two career games played, both with the 49ers in 2016.
Original report: 12:50 p.m.
Cincinnati Bengals fans who have been waiting all season to see first-round pick John Ross catch a pass may get their chance Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
“There’s a good opportunity, possibly, for John to be suited up this week,” Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said, referring to the fact that team has several players who may not be available due to significant injuries.
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“It might be in as cornerback,” Lewis said with a laugh. “He’s played it. The first video I ever saw of John Ross was playing cornerback.”
Cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion), Adam Jones (groin) and Darqueze Dennard (knee) all suffered injuries Monnday against Pittsburgh, although only Jones did not finish the game.
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Ross has played a total of 17 offensive snaps this season. He has no catches on two targets and one rush for 12 yards, which ended with him losing a fumble in the Week 2 loss to Houston.