Adding Ryan Fitzpatrick to replace Doug Johnson improves the position. It also helps Fitzpatrick's career no longer being stuck behind Marc Bulger and Gus Frerotte in St. Louis. Ryan, from Turf Show Times, said of Fitzpatrick in an email:
I think he's a good #2 QB. Smart, understands the game, and can fill in capably. I (think) this was more about giving him the chance to be a number two QB (and free up Rams roster space) than anything else.
Mark Curnutte, rarely playing the role of opinionist, said of the quarterbacks in Cincinnati:
While they might be in "bad shape", they're better than they were Friday night. While I might not use the description of "bad shape", I would say that they'll be fine. And a note of caution, anytime you have to dig into the bag of third-string quarterbacks, you're in "bad shape" anyway.
This Jones back-and-forth is getting ridiculous
Who knew that Levi Jones would be so outspoken about his role on this team. Not a single person projected Jones to be anything more than a starter -- unless injury prevented it. But assumptions and presumptions are taking precedence here. Dare I use the word self-absorbed? No, not right now. But where is this coming from? Is there more to the Jones injury than we know? Is there actually differences between left tackle and head coach? Where the hell is the communication in the lockerroom?
"If he's not going to be the starter, there are a lot of teams that would love to have him," Zuckerman said. "He wants to play. He doesn't want to be a backup."
I suppose the "team" attitude Lewis has been preaching hasn't reach all ears. But again, I'll file this under frustration for now and let it go. What happens when you assume? You make an "ass" out of "u" and "me".
Agent: Jones wants to start [Bengals.com]
Mark Curnutte, in his blog, says that Blue Adams, Dan Santucci and Quincy Wilson were waived Sunday afternoon. They signed Clinton Dawson to replace Wilson and David Jones to replace Adams. The Bengals also signed Anthony Schlegel -- can't go wrong with those tOSU boys.
Aaron Elling, Brandon Williams and T.J. Wright cleared waivers and are now on the team's Injured Reserve.
Practice Squad Set
Seven players are now signed to the practice squad.
WR - Bennie Brazell
S - John Busing
TE - Tim Day
OL - Nate Livings and Dane Uperesa
FB - Chris Manderino
DT - Matt Toeaina