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Bengals Camp 2003 - Inside Slant

Bengals Camp 2003 - Inside Slant

Jon Kitna aims to make the most-watched position in football a non-issue in training camp.<br><br> For the first time in his three years with the Bengals, Kitna will enter camp as the starting quarterback. He does not face a "quarterback competition," which he encountered in 2001 (Scott Mitchell, Akili Smith) and 2002 (Gus Frerotte and Smith).

The position is its most stable since Smith entered camp as the starter in 2000, even though three-fourths of the position is new since the Dec. 29 season finale at Buffalo. Smith (Packers), Frerotte (Vikings), and Joe Germaine are gone. Only Kitna remains, joined by 10-year veteran Shane Matthews (Redskins), Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer (Southern California), and free agent rookie Tommy...

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