John Ross may have stumbled out of the blocks during his rookie season, but Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis insists that the wide receiver is working with a clean slate in 2018.
In fact, Lewis believes that Ross will have a strong second season in the league.
"He wasn't in my doghouse. I don't have a doghouse," Lewis said. "I think he's all the ability we wanted. That's why we drafted him. He had to get fixed. We knew he was injured going in and he got nicked up a couple of times in his lower legs and the other shoulder was bothering him. He's all fixed now."
Ross dealt with numerous injuries as Lewis said, but he was also ruled inactive on gamedays on occasions despite being healthy. Ross was selected with the ninth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.