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Bengals sign Brian Allen to practice squad and cut Kendall Donnerson

The NFL Trade Deadline move everyone was waiting for.

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The Cincinnati Bengals actually made a move on NFL Trade Deadline day, though it wasn’t a trade with anyone.

Instead, the Bengals signed cornerback Brian Allen to the practice squad and released linebacker Kendall Donnerson from it, the team announced Tuesday.

Allen, who weighs in at 6-3 and 215 pounds, is a third-year player out of the University of Utah and was a fifth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017. He later spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers. He has played in 17 career games and has six tackles.

This move could be to give the Bengals more cornerback depth after Darius Phillips went down with a knee injury Sunday vs. the Tennessee Titans. It’s unclear how long he’ll be sidelined.

Donnerson, a first-year player out of Southeast Missouri State, was signed to Cincinnati’s practice squad on Sept. 30 and has been there ever since. He was never activated to the gameday roster.