We need to do more of this. I know some (Bengals included) believe Jones is no good anymore and may never have lived up to his initial billing, and that may well be the case. But what I like about our bringing him in is that he has experience at left tackle. He’s not a guard or a center that we’re bringing in to tryout at left tackle, he’s a former NFL starting left tackle. Unless the guy is in terrible shape and/or looks way off in the tryout, I’m pretty sure I’d rather have him in there at left tackle than Colledge – and I’d rather have Colledge back at his position of left guard than Spitz – and Spitz at center instead of Wells.
UPDATE: Apparently 2 other tackles and 3 guards were also brought in for tryouts. While it’s good that the team seems to recognize the need for o-line help and I suppose I’m not too concerned about where it comes from as long as it comes, I don’t believe any of the other 5 (besides Levi) have actual NFL experience. Again though, at this point, we need to try whatever might work.