The Cincinnati Bengals are re-adding a quarterback to the roster this Friday morning. The AFC North franchise has announced it's re-signing veteran quarterback Brandon Allen.
Allen, 29, was cut by the Bengals earlier this week. However, the expectation was always that Cincinnati would re-sign him and here we are. He will be Joe Burrow's backup this upcoming season.
"The Bengals today made the following player moves: Re-signed free agent QB Brandon Allen, free agent S Michael J. Thomas and free agent HB Trayveon Williams. Allen and Thomas were released by the Bengals on Wednesday, while Williams was waived by the Bengals on Wednesday. Placed S Tycen Anderson (hamstring) and OT Isaiah Prince (elbow) on the Reserve/Injured list," the Bengals announced.
Brandon Allen has played in 14 and started nine games during his professional career. In those games he's thrown for 1,589 yards and 10 touchdowns with six picks. He has a 56.2 career completion percentage.
The Bengals, meanwhile, begin the 2022 season on Sept. 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.