The Bengals went with just one quarterback on their new, expanded practice squad Sunday and unsurprisingly it was the veteran Brandon Allen trained in head coach Zac Taylor's system with the Rams.
After re-signing 14 players they cut the past few days, the Bengals still have two openings for the squad that has taken on so much importance during the pandemic. Allen figures to be one of the four squad players protected each week from names that must be submitted Tuesday before the game. They figure to be bringing in players to try out Tuesday.
Plus, unlike past years, teams can have up to six players on the squad with unlimited service time and practice squad players can be promoted to the 53-man roster twice before they have to go on waivers upon re-joining the practice squad.
Allen, in his fourth season, is the most tenured player on the squad. Five undrafted rookies made it in wide receiver Scotty Washington, defensive end Kendall Futrell, tackle Josh Knipfel, running back Jacques Patrick, and tight end Mitchell Wilcox.
Akinmoladun, Freedom (first year, DE – Nebraska, )
Allen, Brandon (fourth year, QB - Arkansas)
Bledsoe, Amani (first year, DE - Oklahoma)
Futrell, Kendall (rookie, DE - East Carolina)
Henderson, Trayvon (second year, DB - Hawaii)
Irwin, Trenton (first year, WR - Stanford)
Knipfel, Josh (rookie, T - Iowa State)
McKenzie, Reginald (second year, DT - Tennessee)
Patrick, Jacques (rookie, RB - Florida State)
Rose, Winston (first year, DB - New Mexico State)
Schreck, Mason (third year, TE - Buffalo)
Washington, Scotty (rookie, WR - Wake Forest)
Wilcox, Mitchell (rookie, TE - South Florida)
Morgan, Stanley (second year, WR - Nebraska)