The Facts: The Bengals claimed the second-year quarterback off waivers from the Chicago Bears on Monday, bringing him back to the state where he won a national championship in college. Krenzel, a fifth-round draft pick in 2004 out of Ohio State, appeared in six games last year and became the first Bears quarterback in nearly 40 years to start his career with three straight victories. But he lost his last two starts and Chicago waived him last week.
Diehards Line:Last year, Krenzel was 59-for-127 for 718 yards. He threw three touchdowns and six interceptions. He'll have to battle Casey Bramlet and Josh Haldi for a roster spot behind starter Carson Palmer and No. 2 man Jon Kitna.