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Bengals place Ricardo Allen on I.R., add Sean Davis to practice squad

Davis reunites with Mike Hilton in Cincinnati.

NFL: NOV 01 Steelers at Ravens Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals today placed backup safety Ricardo Allen on the Reserve/Injured list.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Allen suffered a broken hand during the team’s Week 1 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Allen also has a hamstring injury, but his broken hand will be what sidelines him for at least three weeks.

To replace Allen on the active roster, the club signed wide receiver Trenton Irwin from the practice squad. Irwin, who originally joined the Bengals during through 2019, was waived during final cuts and signed back to the practice squad despite having an impressive training camp and preseason.

With Irwin on the 53-man roster, the team added safety Sean Davis to replace Irwin on the practice squad. Davis, a sixth-year player out of the University of Maryland, originally was a second-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2016 NFL Draft, the same year Mike Hilton originally joined the Steelers. Davis has most recently been with the Indianapolis Colts and was released from their practice squad Tuesday.

Allen’s injury leaves just three safeties on the active roster, but Davis and or Trayvon Henderson can be elevated from the practice squad this week to add depth.