Well, Cincinnati has picked up Carson’s kid brother to be a backup quaterback. Jordan Palmer, who played at Texas-El Paso, now has the opportunity to become the number two quarterback for the Bengals. Jordan had a record setting career in college, was a sixth round pick for the Washington Redskins, but only played in two series last pre-season. He spent the rest of the year last year not in the NFL. I’m not really sure what picking this guy up does for the Bengals, but he comes cheap, comes from a bloodline that has proven to have talent, owns some NCAA records, so maybe he’s worth the gamble.
In Cincinnati, using the phrase “maybe he’s worth the gamble” or “he comes at the right price” typically means that the Bengals are uploading their pre-camp roster to see who shakes out. It appears that for the past oh-so-many years the small scouting department the Bengals have continues to scour the wires looking for pickups, but don’t seem to have the time to put in the legwork to really find those diamonds in the rough that teams such as Cleveland (Derek Anderson anyone?) seem to be able to pick up year to year.