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Marvin Lewis: Tyler Wilson ready to play in Bengals’ second preseason game

Tyler Wilson, Ken Whisenhunt AP

It’s uncommon for an NFL club to carry five quarterbacks in training camp, but circumstance has made Cincinnati an exception.

With rookie A.J. McCarron (shoulder) and veteran Jason Campbell (elbow) ailing, the Bengals added a fifth passer late last week, signing ex-Titan Tyler Wilson as depth behind Andy Dalton and Matt Scott.

On Wednesday, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis indicated Wilson would be able to play in Saturday’s exhibition vs. the Jets if needed, with Lewis noting the second-year quarterback had shown a grasp of the Bengals’ “terminology” thus far in practice.

“You’re sitting on the street, you learn fast, you know,” Lewis joked Wednesday.

A 2013 fourth-round pick of the Raiders, Wilson spent most of last season on Oakland’s practice squad before being waived in November. The Titans signed him in December before parting ways with him last week.

Wilson is most likely to play if Campbell is ruled out. Campbell did not practice on Wednesday, and there’s no need to rush him back in a preseason game unless he’s 100 percent. McCarron, the former Alabama standout, remains on the non-football injury list.

In Cincinnati, Wilson looks like a roster long shot, especially if McCarron returns to start taking reps. But Wilson has a place for now, and when the reserves are closing out Saturday night’s game, he could have a chance to put some plays on tape, which is about all he can ask for right now.

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6 Responses to “Marvin Lewis: Tyler Wilson ready to play in Bengals’ second preseason game”
  1. babygaga19 says: Aug 14, 2014 1:37 AM

    Wilson > Schaub

  2. whodey4life513 says: Aug 14, 2014 4:54 AM

    I’m very excited about matt Scott, I don’t know why they don’t release cambell he’s garbage, Scott has shown the most poise guts ad heart in just one preseason game, he’s a lock for the roster in my book see where he’s at in a year, I’m also bummed we don’t get to see McCaron play he won’t be playing this preseason, IMO, so let’s see what Scott and Wilson can do,

  3. laxer37 says: Aug 14, 2014 5:17 AM

    Remember when AJ McCarron thought he was going to be a first rounder?

    Yeah, that was some funny stuff.

  4. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 14, 2014 7:17 AM

    So… NFL #3 caliber wide receiver posing as the Bengals #2 wide receiver Marvin Jones breaks his foot and is out until October… and… the team carries five quarterbacks.

    Maybe… just maybe… the Bengals owner/general manager mike brown should have looked for some receiving help six or seven months ago (like I mentioned numerous times).

  5. burtomatic says: Aug 15, 2014 9:52 AM

    Is McCarron gonna man up?

  6. 24k24k007 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:21 PM

    Tyler Wilson has gotten some rotten deals in his short NFL career so far, drafted by a team that is notorious for destroying NFL Careers was no help to him for showing the world he belongs in the NFL, expect them to do the same to Carr, he won’t start! Wilson by far was the best QB in the 2013 Draft and has not gotten a chance to get on the field, so why is everyone so anti Wilson? This is still the same guy that was projected to be drafted ahead of Andrew Luck and decided to stay an extra year.
    Scott and Wilson Backing up Dalton is a great group, all three I. My opinion could start right now!

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