Around this time last year the Cincinnati Bengals announced that Jim McNally, former Bengals offensive line coach from 1980 through 1994, returned to the team as a consultant, working with offensive line coach Paul Alexander.
"It's a fresh set of eyes from afar that can look at our team and other teams and offer valuable insights," said offensive line coach Paul Alexander. "I'm excited about it. We're talking about the guy that taught me pro football."
"Once a Bengal, always a Bengal," McNally said. "It's the same thing with the University of Buffalo. I've got my daughters still in Cincinnati and those were great years for me and my family. I'm excited to be back working with Paul."
On March 8, McNally conducted Cornell's Pro Day, which featured Steve Tasker's son, Luke, a wide receiver. Offensive lineman J.C. Tretter was the only other player working out in front of 14 teams, writes Gil Brandt at NFL.com.
Luke Tasker, WR (5-11, 190 pounds) — Son of seven-time Pro Bowl and All Pro wide receiver Steve Tasker, Luke ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 and 4.63 seconds. He recorded a 33 1/2-inch vertical, a 9-foot-7 broad jump, a 4.07-second short shuttle and a 6.70-second three-cone drill. He benched 225 pounds nine times.
Some project that Tretter, who is more athletic than strong and projected with a mid-round grade, could move inside as an offensive guard.