The Bengals today cleared S Ricardo Allen to return to practice by designating him for return from the Reserve/Injured list.
Allen has been on the Reserve/Injured list since Sept. 15 with a hand injury he suffered in Game 1 vs. Minnesota. Today starts a 21-day period during which Allen may practice with the team without counting against the 53-player active roster. He is eligible to be activated to the roster at any time during that period.
Allen played in Game 1 vs. Minnesota and recorded five tackles.