Bengals Place QB Brandon Allen & CB Darius Phillips On COVID-19 List

The Bengals announced they have placed QB Brandon Allen and CB Darius Phillips on the COVID-19 list. 

Phillips was already on injured reserve. The team also announced it promoted LB Austin Calitro from the practice squad to the active roster. 

Allen, 29, 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 surprisingly 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 in 2019 and he was later claimed by the Broncos. 

Denver declined to tender Allen as a restricted free agent and he signed a one-year deal with the Bengals last year. Cincinnati waived him coming out of camp but re-signed him to the practice squad, eventually promoting him to the active roster and starting role in spot-duty for Joe Burrow. He re-signed on a one-year deal for 2021. 

For his career, Allen has appeared in 12 games and completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,453 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions.

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