Aug 17, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen (8) drops to throw during training camp at the teams practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

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Bengals to start QB Allen with Burrow out

Brandon Allen will start for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in the team’s first game this season without No. 1 overall draft pick Joe Burrow.

Allen was promoted from the practice squad this week to give the team two quarterbacks on the active roster. Ryan Finley, who entered the Week 11 loss to the Washington Football Team when Burrow went down with a season-ending knee injury, remains the No. 2 quarterback.

Allen started three games last season for the Denver Broncos and is familiar with the Bengals’ offense, dating to his time with head coach Zac Taylor in the Los Angeles Rams organization.

He was 1-2 as a starter, completing 39 of 84 pass attempts (46.4 percent) for 515 yards. He threw three touchdown passes and two interceptions.

The Bengals also held a tryout with multiple free-agent quarterbacks on Tuesday, including former Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan.

Cincinnati (2-7-1) hosts the New York Giants (3-7) on Sunday.

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