The Cincinnati Bengals didn't grab a quarterback during the 2013 NFL draft, nor did they sign one afterwards as a college free agent. That left Cincinnati without a quarterback to take snaps during the rookie minicamp that begins on May 10. Doesn't matter. Almost every year Cincinnati invites a handful of quarterbacks to tryout and if they're impressive enough, they'll be signed onto the offseason roster to compete for a spot.
One quarterback invited to next week's minicamp is Ashland University quarterback Taylor Housewright, who the Bengals watched during the University of Cincinnati's Pro Day in March.
Housewright was named to the 2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II All-American football team, posting 32 touchdowns, 3,071 yards passing on 241 completions and only four interceptions. Housewright led Ashland University to their first GLIAC football championship. Housewright finished his college career with 71 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, 7,259 yards passing while completing 570 of 887 passes (64.3 percent).