Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jason Campbell is optimistic that he'll play this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals after "he let (his) arm loose for (the) first time on Thursday." Campbell, still projected as Cincinnati's top backup at quarterback, suffered a bruised elbow against the Kansas City Chiefs during the preseason opener and sat against the New York Jets last week.
With Campbell hurt and A.J. McCarron out for an indeterminate amount of time, Cincinnati went out and signed Tyler Wilson to play third-string quarterback while moving Matt Scott up the proverbial depth chart. Last week against the blitz-happy New York Jets, Scott and Wilson went for a combined 15 of 35 for 93 yards passing and an interception.
On the other hand, during Campbell's lone preseason appearance, he completed six of 15 passes and generated four touchdown passes with two being scored by Kansas City (aka, pick-sixes). If Campbell is ready by this Sunday, figure that he'll return as the team's primary backup with Matt Scott third and Tyler Wilson fourth.