Authors: By JOE KAY
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Quarterback Tony Pike is getting a chance to revive his career with his hometown team.
The Cincinnati Bengals invited Pike to participate in their weekend rookie minicamp. Pike grew up in a suburb and helped the University of Cincinnati become a nationally prominent program under Brian Kelly.
He broke his left forearm twice while in college, injuries to his non-throwing arm that set him back. Carolina drafted him in the sixth round in 2010, and he got in one game as a rookie. He missed most of training camp in 2011 because of an injury to his passing elbow.
He had two operations on the nerve in the elbow, forcing him to miss the season, and says it's still healing.
The Bengals offered him a chance to practice without a contract.