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Bengals WR John Ross working out with Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster

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The two AFC North receivers are working together this offseason.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

John Ross continues to work toward a rebound 2018 season.

Entering his second season, Ross is working with other NFL receivers this offseason in hopes of avoiding another lost year after being drafted ninth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. While part of that was due to the Bengals coaching staff blundering too many chances to play Ross, he does have to shoulder some of the blame for his lost season.

Now, Ross is working with one of the biggest surprise players from the 2017 draft in Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. They may be AFC North rivals, but the two have been working out together this offseason, as Ross indicated with an Instagram post:

Long Beach Forever! While kaelin in Wakanda !Crafting! Feeling better!

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Ross and Smith-Schuster both played high school football in California. Then they faced each other in college while playing at Washington and USC respectively.

More than anything, it’s good to see Ross on a football field, something we rarely saw last year.