Ross missed the 2020 season after “congenital fusion of his upper cervical spine and then a surgical fusion at a level below,” as the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported.
Although Ross played in Clemson’s 2021 season, he went undrafted and signed with the Chiefs, who said he had been medically cleared to play football.
It’s fair to say Ross is off to a strong start.
The Chiefs started organized team activities (OTAs) on Wednesday and the team shared a highlight of Ross reaching to make an impressive one-handed catch.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was wowed by Ross’ catch ... and his reaction.
“Craziest part about this was dude acted like this was normal after he caught it,” Mahomes wrote on Twitter.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) May 25, 2022
Tight end Travis Kelce also was fired up by the grab.
“I felt like I was the only one that got hype when I saw it live!! WE NEED MORE JUICE!!” he tweeted.
— Travis Kelce (@tkelce) May 25, 2022
Ross wrote in response: “got u next time brotha” with smiling emojis.
got u next time brotha
— Justyn Ross (@_jross8) May 26, 2022