Most assumed Cook would still be given the starting role for the 2013 season, but Marvin Lewis said that wouldn’t be the case today:
We’re in good shape with the interior of our offensive line with Kevin Zeitler and now the emergence of Trevor Robinson who will compete this year withKyle Cook at the center spot. He came in as an undrafted free agent and really hit the ground running and showed well. When he got an opportunity to get in there and play he really (rose).
Every job on our roster has to be open competition all the time, other than one wide receiver spot for a bit. Trevor did a nice job, Kyle came back and after you miss as long as he did it’s a difficult thing. He worked his tail off to get back on the field. We owe it to the rest of the building to always have competition.