This shouldn’t be viewed as a negative situation though, as younger receivers like Cobi Hamilton and Roy Roundtree will get more reps in practice, and thus, more opportunities to showcase their abilities, and give the coaches a better idea of how they’ll project as NFL players, and whether or not they are worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster.
At Bengals Training Camp and I have been impressed with Wr Cobi Hamilton and DB Dre Kirkpatrick made a nice coverage play
— Chris Brantley (@PChrisBrantley) July 27, 2013
Cobi Hamilton is legit.. Looks the part.. And played the part yesterday. I have no doubt he will make this team #Bengals
— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) July 29, 2013
Hamilton has been one of the pleasent surprises through five practices, and the former sixth-rounder out of Arkansas has plenty of experience playing against NFL-caliber defensive backs. He’s quickly gone from a fringe player, to a legitimate threat to earn playing time ahead of Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones.
As they often say in the NFL, “next man up”.