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Report: Justyn Ross Can Return to the Chiefs on Monday

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On Friday, the NFL clarified the situation with Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Justyn Ross and his time on the NFL Commissioners Exempt list. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Justyn Ross will be eligible to return to the team on Monday. After his altercation off the field in October, the NFL placed him on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. Ross could not be at the Chiefs practice facility nor have contact with the coaching staff. On Friday, that shifted when the NFL announced that Ross had violated the league’s personal conduct rules. What we just learned today was Ross was suspended for six games. Since he had already missed five games, the NFL felt they counted those weeks toward his six-game suspension. That means Ross will return with the team after the Chiefs host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. It’s yet to be discovered how Head Coach Andy Reid would use Ross or activate him for any of the four remaining games he’s eligible to play for Kansas City. Last month, all the criminal charges against him were dropped. Ross had not been in trouble before the October incident, and the Chiefs, generally with knowledge in hand, remorse, and accountability, likely will give Ross another chance. He is under contract through the 2024 season. The team had high hopes for Ross in training camp, but he needed help finding his footing during the regular season. To that point, neither has some of the Chiefs receivers on the field the last five games. If given another opportunity, Ross could help the Chiefs offense. Then again, people are still determining what kind of football shape he’ll be in when he returns to the facility Monday morning. Still, with Mecole Hardman on Injured Reserve for at least two more games, the addition of Ross in the receiver room isn’t bad for the Chiefs.

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