It didn't take long for the Cincinnati Bengals to find another quarterback.
After backup Jason Campbell was injured after playing poorly in Thursday's preseason opener vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, they immediately began scanning the wire for potential pickups at that position. It was announced Saturday that Campbell has a "deep bruise" in his throwing elbow.
They've now signed former Arkansas Razorbacks QB Tyler Wilson.
Wilson (6-2, 215) entered the NFL in 2013 as a fourth-round draft choice of Oakland. In 2013 preseason for the Raiders, he passed 11-for-18 for 93 yards with no TDs or INTs. He spent Weeks 1-10 of the regular season on the Oakland practice squad. He was on the Raiders roster but did not play in Weeks 11-12, and he returned to the practice squad for Weeks 13-15. He was signed to the Tennessee roster from the Oakland practice squad on Dec. 17 and was inactive for the Titans in Weeks 16-17.
He opened 2014 with Tennessee and was waived on Aug. 6. He was battling for a roster spot with rookie Zach Mettenberger.
It's unlikely Wilson will make the 53-man roster, but he is still eligible to be signed to the practice squad. Then again, so are Matt Scott and AJ McCarron, of whom Wilson will be battling with for a spot on. He will wear the now-infamous No.9 with the Bengals.
In college, Wilson played four years at Arkansas, seeing action in 37 career games with 24 starts and setting the Arkansas career record with 7,765 passing yards. He completed 593 career passes, also a program record and attempted 948 passes, the second-most in school history. He threw 52 career touchdowns passes, becoming one of just four players in program history to top 50 career TD throws.
As a senior, Wilson started 11 games and completed 249/401 pass attempts for 3,387 yards and 21 touchdowns. He ranked second in the SEC with an average of 308.6 yards per game in total offense and threw for over 300 yards in five contests.