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Bengals announce 14-man practice squad

A few practice squad players from last year return.

NFL: DEC 08 Bengals at Browns Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Bengals today announced their first practice squad of the 2020 season. It features 14 players out of a maximum of 16 spots.

Here are the 14 players:

  • DT Freedom Akinmoladun (first-year player, Nebraska)
  • QB Brandon Allen (fourth-year player, Arkansas)
  • DE Amani Bledsoe (first-year player, Oklahoma
  • DE Kendall Futrell (rookie, East Carolina)
  • S Trayvon Henderson (second-year player, Hawaii)
  • WR Trenton Irwin (first-year player, Stanford)
  • C Josh Knipfel (rookie, Iowa State)
  • DT Kahlil McKenzie (second-year player, Tennessee)
  • WR Stanley Morgan (second-year player, Nebraska)
  • RB Jacques Patrick (first-year player, Florida State)
  • CB Winston Rose (first-year player, New Mexico State)
  • TE Mason Schreck (third-year player, Buffalo)
  • WR Scotty Washington (rookie, Wake Forest)
  • TE Mitchell Wilcox (rookie, South Florida)

All 14 were a part of the Bengals’ 80 man roster at some point during training camp. Brandon Allen is the only vested veteran who had his contract terminated over the weekend. Every other player was waived during final cuts.

Allen is also the most experienced player who made the practice squad. Teams are allowed a handful of vested veterans with any number of accrued seasons to join their practice squads, the Bengals have mostly younger players that would’ve been eligible in past years.

Quarterback Jake Dolegala, who spent the entire 2019 season on the active roster, was not signed back on the practice squad after he was waived on Saturday.

Four of the rookie college free agents the Bengals signed this offseason—Kendall Futrell, Josh Knipfel, Scotty Washington, and Mitchell Wilcox—have also been signed.

Stanley Morgan and Mason Schreck were each on the active roster last season, but started the 2019 season on the practice squad, just like this year.

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