Report: Bengals work out quarterbacks

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The Bengals worked out quarterbacks Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin and T.J. Yates on Thursday, according to Field Yates of ESPN. All three worked out for the Titans earlier this week before Tennessee signed Brandon Weeden.

Cincinnati has only Andy Dalton and A.J. McCarron on the roster, and McCarron has an Achilles’ injury.

Barkley, a fourth-round of the Eagles in 2013, has a 1-5 record as a starter with eight touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

McGloin, who signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2013, has a 1-6 record as a starter with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Yates, a fifth-round pick of the Texans in 2011, has a 4-3 record as a starter with six touchdowns and eight interceptions.

14 responses to “Report: Bengals work out quarterbacks

  1. All of these guys have something Kap doesn’t. The right skin tone. Sure they aren’t as good or mediocre as kap but just look at em. So much better.

  2. Matt Barkley is better than most of the backups in the league. He’s even better than several starters. It’s hard to get an opportunity when you’re a late round pick, or a free agent. Kurt Warner was a free agent, so he bounced around from team to team, from league to league, even worked in a grocery store before he ever got a chance. And when he did get in, it was only because the starter got injured. You just have to keep plugging away and keep your spirits high. Barkley will get his chance some day.

  3. Yes, please hire Kaepernick. The protests don’t bother me, but I think he’s a mediocre backup who doesn’t fit in a pocket-passing system. However, I’m tired of hearing everyone suggest this guy is the ticket to the promised land. Hire him, and let’s find out one way or the other. If he stinks, then let that be the end of it. If he takes the Bengals all the way, then I’ll happily admit I’ve been wrong.

  4. I’m all for Kaepernick being picked up by someone, but the Bengals don’t look like the right fit. First, his style of play is completely different from Dalton and McCarron, so it just doesn’t make any sense from a football standpoint (he was a far better fit in Tennessee).

    Second, I could care less about the controversy (because I don’t think what he did was controversial) – but I think we all know that as soon as McCarron is back he’d be cut, which would be a PR nightmare that would best be avoided

  5. Sign Boomer Esiason. You’ll give the Bengals a Super Bowl experienced QB as a back-up who is only slightly less obnoxious but just as talented as Kaepernick. Plus, it will take Boomer off our TV screens as an “analyst”. Total win-win.

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