Marvin Lewis spoke to the media on Wednesday prior to Day 15 of training camp. One of the biggest camp battles to this point has been between Ryan Hewitt and Orson Charles for the h-back spot.
Lewis, along with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, want to have a fullback that's an effective blocker, but is also a capable pass-catcher, so much so that he can line up at tight end in certain formations. That's what an h-back is, and that's exactly the role Hewitt has played well in camp; Charles still is having trouble getting the blocking thing down. Lewis went as far as to say Charles, a fourth-rounder from the 2012 draft, is "in a dogfight" for his roster spot.
As for this week's preseason game vs. the New york Jets, who feature one of the better pass-rushing units in the league, Lewis said he plans on Andy Dalton getting just 15-25 snaps. With most of the offensive line now healthy and expected to play, Lewis isn't as worried about leaving Dalton out there with an offensive line of mostly backups.
Lewis also said he plans on new backup quarterback Tyler Wilson getting snaps toward the end of the game, despite having only been with the team for a week come Saturday.