One of the quieter, surprising moves of the last few days was when the Bengals’ released backup quarterback J.T. O’Sullivan.
JTO was no great shakes in Cincinnati, but the Bengals are showing a lot of confidence in Jordan Palmer by giving him the backup job. (Or they are simply admitting they are screwed if Jordan’s brother gets hurt, so it doesn’t really matter.)
We thought O’Sullivan had a chance to land in Chicago with Mike Martz, but there wasn’t any room for him there. San Diego found a space for him, though, signing O’Sullivan on Monday.
Billy Volek missed practice Monday according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, which probably necessitated the move. Linebacker Shawne Merriman also missed work Monday and seems uncertain to play after missing the last few weeks with an Achilles injury.