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Bengals News (11/6): It is time for John Ross to step up

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The former ninth overall pick really needs to breakout in A.J. Green’s absence.

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Two More Years For Harris Is A Snap
Long-snapper Clark Harris, never one to take himself too seriously, had just been told if he plays in every game the rest of this season he’ll pass by one Bengals all-time leading receiver Chad Johnson with 152 games played.

This Day in Bengals History: Leah Still the One
The range of emotions cascade through Paul Brown Stadium tonight like no Bengals’ home game in history. During a stunning 24-3 loss to the arch-rival Browns in which the defending AFC North champions’ offense freezes up, the roaring crowd of 65,871 salutes the child queen of Bengaldom in an unforgettable ceremony at the end of the first quarter. Leah Still, four-year-old daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, has been battling a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis since the spring and the courage of the inspiring father-daughter team has captured the country. Devon Still has kept playing, in large part, to help shine a light on childhood cancer, and Leah Still has simply kept living with a contagious smile and huge heart. The Bengals present a check to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for $1.3 million after selling Still’s No. 75 jersey for $100 each at the Bengals Pro Shop.

Notebook: Lawson Vows To Play In Opener; QB Cook Spins To a PS Stop
2019 it is, but Lawson couldn’t help talk about 2018, even though he had just one sack after his 8.5-sack his rookie year. The '19 opener? With a guy like running back Giovani Bernard coming back from a Nov. 20, 2016 ACL tear to play in the 2017 opener, it ought to happen.

Ex-Jets quarterback Christian Hackberg cut by Bengals
The former second-round Jets pick in 2016 was released from the Bengals practice squad Monday. He was replaced by former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook. It leaves Hackenberg searching for his fifth team since May.

Bengals desperately need a John Ross breakout now
Now would be a good time for John Ross to make his presence known with the Cincinnati Bengals. Ross made a few superb plays this year before going down with an injury, with two of his seven catches going for touchdowns

A.J. Green reportedly to miss multiple games, Bengals mum on possible timetable for return
Although the Bengals were off over the weekend, they got some bad news regarding star wide receiver A.J. Green. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Green will definitely miss "some games" as he continues to deal with a toe injury that he originally suffered during the Bengals' 37-34 win over the Buccaneers in Week 8.

NFL odds week 10: Bengals open as underdogs with Saints in town
It’s Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints visiting Paul Brown Stadium, after all. Oddsmakers opened with the Saints favored on the road by 4.5 points, per OddsShark

Cincinnati Bengals notes: Carl Lawson optimistic about recovery & more
"The only thing that sucks is I just can't be out there with my teammates," Lawson said. "That's the biggest thing. I'm not really worried about the recovery process. I know how I am, I'll be back 100 percent. Actually, maybe even better. Thankful for the experience I got to have this year and take into next year."

Bengals' John Ross (groin) returns to practice Monday
Ross missed three games with a groin injury but this indicates he could return in Week 10 versus the New Orleans Saints. A.J. Green (toe) is expected to miss time, so Ross could see an expanded role if healthy.

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Amari Cooper Can't Solve Cowboys' Biggest Problem: Jason Garrett
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Hue Jackson would “absolutely” take an assistant job this year
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Dez Bryant Rumors: Saints Bringing in Former Cowboys WR for Workout
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