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“I think it would be tough for anybody to have to sit on the sideline,” Ross said. “So that’s a learning experience. It’s no one’s fault but mine. You have to sit there and blame yourself because I did it.
“It was my first game,” he added. “I got my feet wet a little bit. You always want to learn from stuff like this. I was also told that one play doesn’t make your NFL career. I get to grow from this. I’ve got a lot more opportunities coming.”
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While Ross was active for the first time, Tyler Boyd, last year’s second-round pick, was inactive for the first time. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said after the game it was not medical related without elaborating.