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EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:John Ross thinks he has found the key to taking care of his bodyTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailIt isn’t a secret that third-year receiver John Ross hasn’t exactly lived up to the expectations that come with being selected ninth overall in the NFL Draft.Injuries have been a big thing that have held Ross back over his career in Cincinnati, and there was blood in the water as fans learned he would start training camp on the sideline with a hamstring injury. However, Ross set the record straight that he could’ve participated in practice from Day 1 if necessary, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com:It makes sense for a team to be overly cautious with a player who is even just dealing with what appears to be a minor injury at the beginning of training camp. It is pretty common to see serious injuries or at least for players to aggravate injuries by pushing too hard to start out camp. It doesn’t do the player or team any good by needlessly risk them potentially injuring themselves in training camp.Ross also notes that he has been putting in extra work on and off the field this offseason. As far as on the field stuff, he trained with former Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh again this offseason. Houshmandzadeh tried to pass on some advice to keep that hamstring from flaring up as much.“(Houshmandzadeh) told me while I was (in Los Angeles last month) that I shouldn’t be overworking it,” Ross said. “I think that’s my problem. I don’t nearly do as much as you see people do on Instagram, but I do a lot and go very hard. Even Coach Taylor told (me) to take it easy when I went back this summer. I feel like I toned it down, but I guess I didn’t enough. I think now I’ve got a better idea of how much I can do.”Ross also goes on to note that he has done something different this offseason off the field by actually putting money into keeping his body running well.“I think I was doing myself a disservice not putting money into my body. Not that I was spending it somewhere else — it’s just I never knew the importance of taking care of my body because I never had a chance to,” Ross said. “Coming out of college, I never really had no one guide me to do that. Now, being around A.J. and Andy and them, they’re telling me how much they put into their body. It didn’t really click until this year because he said he spent so much money on his body, that’s how he makes so much money. Now that I learned that White Rodney Anderson Jersey , it’s going to be a complete turnaround for me. I know for a fact this is going to be my best year.”It always seems unrealistic to take a players word when they talk about righting their bad histories with injuries. Players saying they will be healthy next season is an unrealistic thing to hold someone to, because injuries are just a part of the NFL. There is no way of saying that a player is doing X, Y and Z so he won’t get hurt next year. If it worked that way, no one would get injured.The main takeaway from what Ross is saying shouldn’t be negative, though. He is talking about putting in extra work with a respected professional, and he is talking about his commitment outside of practice has increased as well. He has learned some lessons about being a professional over the past two seasons, and time will tell how much of an impact that has on his 2019 season.At the very least, we as fans should be able to acknowledge that Ross is putting everything he has into making 2019 his best season, and that includes putting his money where his mouth is. CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Driskel headed directly from the practice field to the podium in the media room and headed for Andy Dalton’s usual seat. In countless ways, the third-year quarterback has entered a new frontier.Until last Sunday, he’d never gotten into a game because of an injury. He’s practicing with the Bengals‘ starting offense this week for the first time all season.And on Sunday, he’ll make his first career start against the Broncos (5-6) at Paul Brown Stadium in a game the Bengals (5-6) need to win to maintain any hopes of reaching the playoffs.“All right!” he said, settling into a chair behind the microphone.He’s been waiting a long time for such a chance.Driskel was hoping to lead the Florida Gators after Tim Tebow’s departure http://www.cincinnatibengalsteamonline.com/anthony-munoz-jersey , but he broke his leg and wasn’t able to win the job. He transferred to Louisiana Tech for the 2015 season, threw for 4,033 yards and was drafted by San Francisco in the sixth round. The Bengals claimed him off waivers before the 2016 season.They liked his arm, his mobility and how he responded in pressure situations, keeping him as the No. 3 behind Dalton and AJ McCarron. Last year, he broke his passing hand in the final preseason game and hurt his non-passing arm while playing the role of receiver during practice late in the season.McCarron won a grievance and became a free agent after the season. Driskel competed with Matt Barkley for the backup job during training camp, getting it when Barkley hurt his left knee in the final preseason game.Now, he’s got a chance to finish the season as the starter.Dalton is out for the season with an injured right thumb , suffered during a 35-20 loss to Cleveland on Sunday. Driskel knows it’s an opportunity that could be a turning point in his career, even though he can’t think of it that way.“We’re just kind of worried about this week,” he said Wednesday. “If you start to let your mind wander into the distance, you can’t narrow your focus on this week.”His biggest challenge this week is not allowing the pressure to bother him.“Just stay relaxed,” coach Marvin Lewis said.He’ll have one advantage. Receiver A.J. Green returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday after missing the past three games with an injured toe on his right foot. Green said he expects to play on Sunday Germaine Pratt Cincinnati Bengals Jersey , barring a setback in practice during the week. Without Green, the offense has struggled in three straight losses.“I’m just happy to be playing football again,” Green said. “These last four weeks have been tough.”The biggest change in the offense will be Driskel’s ability to run. He threw his first NFL touchdown pass and ran for another against Cleveland, beating a safety to the end zone.“He had a pretty good one on that touchdown run and he said, ‘Well, I wasn’t really running that fast,'” offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said.WHIRLWINDThe Bengals claimed quarterback Tom Savage off waivers from San Francisco on Monday, providing a backup for Driskel. It’s Savage’s third team this season — the Saints waived him in the final cuts. He packed a bag of clothes and arrived on Tuesday.“Three systems in three months — completely different,” Savage said. “But it’s all (football). You’ve just got to throw it to the open guy.”TACKLE PROBLEMSLeft tackle Cordy Glenn was inactive for the game against the Browns with a back injury. Replacement Jake Fisher hurt his back in the game and didn’t return. Both were held out of practice Wednesday, along with DE Carlos Dunlap (hip). CB Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder) and LB Nick Vigil (knee) were limited.