Alexander's possible role
From what I'm hearing, the Bengals' interest in Shaun Alexander is for Alexander to be a backup to Rudi Johnson and an insurance policy if Chris Perry can't play. This did not come from the team.
Perry, who missed all of 2007 rehabbing from ankle and shin injuries sustained in a late-season game in 2006, is expected to be on the field May 13 for OTA (organized team activity) practices, coach Marvin Lewis said Sunday.
Johnson and Lewis say Johnson has recovered from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss five games in 2007.
My hunch is Alexander will receive the prospects of a larger role and a corresponding contract offer from another team.