Authentic Orlando Scandrick Jersey The Cincinnati Bengals were a disaster on offense in Week 1, but luckily for them, they are expected to get the addition of the fastest player in the history of the draft process Thursday night. Wide receiver and first-round pick John Ross is active and expected to make his NFL debut for the Bengals after missing the team’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens due to a knee sprain.
Ross, 21, probably could’ve contributed and helped the Bengals offense during its 20-0 loss a week ago, but doctors kept him out as a precaution. But after participating in practice fully this week, we’ll get a chance to see his speed in action against the Houston Texans.
But will it be enough to fix the problems that plagued the Bengals in the season opener?
Parker did so much here. The play was phenomenal, but it was also what Parker helped avoid. This could have easily been a Jay Cutler interception. Instead, Parker made Hayward look silly.
Tavecchio is only one game into his NFL career, but the early returns suggest he could fill Janikowski’s role at a lower cost. The 27-year-old rookie is slated to earn $465,000 this fall and would be similarly cheap to re-sign next offseason or extend this winter. Janikowski, on the other hand, had to be talked into reducing his 2017 salary from $4 million to $3 million this fall and will be a free agent in 2018. The Italian emigre would represent a younger and cheaper option than his predecessor, who will be 40 next season.
The former first-round pick is still a proven and dangerous kicker who made nearly 83 percent of his kicks last season, but may find greener pastures elsewhere if Tavecchio can be locked down with a value contract. Of course, the young Italian still has to prove he’s not just a one-game wonder.