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Bengals elevate Kevin Hogan and place Brian Allen on COVID-19 list

Hogan will be backing up Ryan Finley.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have elevated quarterback Kevin Hogan from the practice squad to the active roster for tonight’s game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will be the backup to Ryan Finley, who is starting in place of the injured Brandon Allen.

The Bengals also announced that practice squad cornerback Brian Allen was placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list.

Hogan, a fourth-year player out of Stanford University, was originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016. He later spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Washington Football Team and Denver Broncos. He has played in eight career games and completed 60/101 passes for 621 yards, four touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also has 18 rushes for 176 yards and another score. Hogan is classified as a standard elevation and will revert back to the practice squad on Tuesday.

Allen, a third-year player out of the University of Utah, 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 is actually the second time this season that Allen has gone on the COVID-19 list. Going on the list doesn’t necessarily mean a player contracted the virus. He may have come into close contact with someone that has the virus.