Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor announced that wide receiver john ross will return to the field in Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns. Ross missed the last eight games after suffering a broken bone at the base of his throat.

Taylor made it clear the team was going to be slow with bringing him back, but he would have a role on the team for the rest of the season.

“We will have to ease him back in,” Taylor said via the Bengals team website. “How much of a role he has? I don’t know if we’ll just start and throw him out there and play him 65 plays. He’ll have a role and he’ll have a spot on the offense moving forward for sure.”

This is a big boost for a receiving corps that doesn’t have a lot of star power on it. Tyler Boyd, Auden Tate, and Alex Erickson have been good, but having Ross is going to be a big boost for the entire group.

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Having Ross back also makes offensive coordinator Brian Callahan wonder how much the group could improve if AJ Green was back.

“I’ve watched A.J. for a long time from afar. I know he brings an element to this offense that would really probably take it to another level,” Callahan said. “And to pair him with John and John’s speed, T.B.’s rise as a really productive receiver over the last couple of years. It’s been kind of a unique place for him to be almost a No. 1 as far as targets go. We are trying to get the ball to him. When you get those three guys on the field, you feel really good about what’s out there with Auden Tate and Alex Erickson and those guys supplementing. It would be fun to see what that whole crew looks like together playing offensive football.”

It’s still unclear at this point if Green is going to return this season, but if he does, the passing game could be a lot of fun for the last couple weeks of the season.