The Cincinnati Bengals announced Saturday that they’ve officially signed QB Brandon Allen and K Tristan Vizcaino to contracts.
Allen is familiar with the team’s offense and started three games for the Broncos last year, so he’d provide a boost at backup quarterback for Cincinnati.
Allen, 27, is a former sixth-round pick out of Arkansas by the Jaguars back in 2016. He was entering the final year of a four-year, $2.4 million rookie contract when the Jaguars somewhat surprising waived him coming out of the preseason.
The Rams claimed Allen off of waivers and he bounced on and off their practice squad for a few years. The Rams waived Allen coming out of the preseason last year and he was later claimed by the Broncos.
In 2019, Allen appeared in three games for the Broncos and completed 46.4 percent of his passes for 515 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also rushed for 39 yards.