The Bengals can’t wait to see John Ross on the field. That could come Sunday, though the Bengals haven’t committed to playing the ninth overall choice.

“I think this will be a chance for people to see him for the first time and for him to get some first game action, which will be good for him,” quarterback Andy Dalton said, via Katherine Terrell of ESPN.

Ross had offseason shoulder surgery and missed all of the offseason program and more than two weeks of training camp. Everyone insists Ross will play in the season opener, but Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer expects the Bengals to use Ross in some special packages early in the season until he’s up to speed.