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Eagles sign John Ross to 1-year deal

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The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver John Ross to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

Ross participated in the Eagles' rookie camp after accepting a tryout invitation.

The 28-year-old last played an NFL game with the New York Giants in 2021. Ross signed a reserve/future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2023 but informed the team before training camp that he was retiring.

Ross was selected ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2017 draft. He spent four seasons with the franchise but struggled to stay healthy, suiting up in only 27 contests during his tenure.

The Washington product is known for speed, as he broke the 40-yard dash record at the 2017 combine with a blistering 4.22 time. Chiefs wideout Xavier Worthy topped that record at this year's combine.

The No. 3 wide receiver spot on the Eagles is up for grabs this summer. DeVante Parker, who Philadelphia signed to a one-year deal in March, decided to retire this week. Other wideouts on the roster outside of DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown include Parris Campbell, Britain Covey, Joseph Ngata, and rookies Johnny Wilson and Ainias Smith.

Ross has 62 catches for 957 yards and 11 touchdowns in 37 career games.

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