Bengals.com is reporting the team and Anthony Wright have agreed to a deal in "principle". The one-year deal gives the Bengals "a 30-year-old veteran who has helped lead his team to a division title and has a deep-ball arm with 43 career passes of 20 yards and beyond."
In 2005, Wright started the first eight games of Baltimore's season throwing 6 touchdowns against nine interceptions. Through the first five games, Wright threw a pick in each one.
His career best game was in 2003, while with Baltimore playing Seattle. Wright completed 20 of 37 passes for 319 yards and four touchdowns.
The urgency of a backup quarterback began in the off-season when the unknown timeline of Carson Palmer's recovery and Jon Kitna leaving for Detroit. Jamie Martin, Brian Griese, Aaron Brooks, Tony Banks, Josh McCown, Jim Miller -- even Tim Couch?!! -- are among a few the Bengals entertained in some form or another.