CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 12: Orson Charles #80 of the Cincinnati Bengals works out during a rookie minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Ah, the preseason finale is upon us. It's the part in the preseason where we're interested just enough to stay involved, but tiring of the same storylines into the most mundane portion of the preseason. Let's take our final preseason look at five non-starters heading into Thursday against the Indianapolis Colts.
MARVIN JONES: Has had a phenomenal preseason with a team-leading 111 yards receiving. If the trends continue, I'm not sure how they'll be able to keep Marvin Jones off the 46-man active gameday roster.
JEROMY MILES: Much like Jones on offense, Jeromy Miles has really forced fans to notice his contributions on defense. Taylor Mays began to have a favorable position on the starting job early during training camp, but that gap closed throughout the preseason. Most likely a major special teams contributor this season, we're not sure how the team can keep Miles off the defensive side of the ball.
TREVOR ROBINSON: Now that Kyle Cook is out for a significant period of time, Robinson is being granted the natural progression as starter. Right. Starter for a non-starter list isn't really kosher, huh? Still focus on Robinson as he now faces a position battle against unknown free agents and trade possibilities to keep the starting job. By opening weekend the Bengals could have two rookies and a second-year player on the offensive line.
VINCENT REY: Much like Jones and Miles, Rey has had a phenomenal preseason generating 16 tackles, second the team behind Roddrick Muckelroy. Rey is locked in as the backup weak-side linebacker and he's done everything asked of him to earn this job.
ORSON CHARLES: Kind of threw this in there. Noticed him playing second-team snaps with Jermaine Gresham on the shelf, but failed to generate a reception. Through three games during the preseason, Charles has been targeted three times with two receptions for 26 yards receiving. But how well does he block?