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Bengals News (12/31): Open to return

Brandon Allen is flying high off a win last week against the Texans where he performed really well. As eyes get set to 2021, it seems he is open to returning to be the backup.

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Memes, Dreams, and the Bengals Content Machine: A 2020 Recap and Looking Forward to the New Year
You may have noticed some big changes to the Bengals' social media accounts this year. Those changes are part of a concerted effort to invest in and reimagine our content and engagement with our fans. As we head into 2021, we are looking to expand upon those successes and bring them to all of our outlets including the app, broadcast and gameday entertainment. And if you're wondering who makes me the authority on this subject. Well, I do. I'm Seth. The content guy.

Bengals Notebook: Carl Lawson, Tyler Boyd and Drew Sample
"Don't jinx all that stuff. Don't jinx it. I don't want to talk about anything offseason wise. I'm going to cut you off now," Lawson Zoomed before Wednesday's practice. "Don't ask any more questions. I told you I had goals. I don't want to talk about anything related to it. I really haven't thought about any of that stuff, and I'll just tell you Cincinnati is a great place, but don't jinx it. And if anybody else comes with more questions about that, I'm going to respectfully say, next.'"

Bengals Brandon Allen Named The FedEx Air Player of Week 16
This is Allen's first FedEx Air Player of the Week honor. Allen is also the second Bengals quarterback to win the award this season. Joe Burrow took home the honors after his performance against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.

Brandon Allen endorses Zac Taylor as Bengals coach for 2021
Allen, while making the case that he would like to come back and be the No. 2 behind Joe Burrow next year, slipped in a comment about how Taylor has the Bengals trending.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen on His Future, Tee Higgins and the Baltimore Ravens
Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen discusses his future, Tee Higgins, Sunday's matchup against the Ravens and so much more. Watch his entire news conference at the top of this page.

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon Makes Unfortunate List After Being Limited by Injuries in 2020
The 24-year-old hasn't played since Week 6 after suffering a foot injury against the Colts. The team was hopeful that he'd be able to return this season, but his foot never got close to 100%.

Carl Lawson slips out questions about future with Bengals, free agency
Lawson, set to be a free agent this offseason, told reporters on Wednesday that he won’t offer much in the way of answers to questions about his playing future.

Around the league

Rams QB John Wolford 'confident' ahead of NFL debut vs. Cardinals
After planning a finance career, the Wake Forest product put aside a banking gig to take a shot as an NFL QB. Undrafted in 2018, Wolford got a call from the New York Jets, where he spent the preseason. Then he made a mark in the AAF with the Arizona Hotshots, completing 63.1 percent of his passes for 1,617 yards (second-most in the league), 7.8 yards per attempt with an AAF-high 14 touchdowns with seven interceptions and a 95.9 QB rating.

Weighing fifth-year options for 2018 NFL Draft's first-rounders
It's that time of year again: time to think about fifth-year options! Players chosen in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft are closing in on the end of their third NFL seasons, meaning their teams will need to decide in the coming months whether to exercise the option that will extend their four-year rookie contracts through the 2022 campaign.

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa: 'No extra, added pressure' on me with playoffs on the line
The Miami Dolphins are on the verge of a postseason bid. A win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and they're in. Despite getting benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick during last Saturday's miraculous come-from-behind win, Tua Tagovailoa will get the start for the Fins in the high-pressure situation.