The Bengals found themselves in need of another quarterback after Joe Burrow’s season-ending wrist injury, and on Monday they announced that they had signed Drew Plitt to their practice squad. Plitt had previously been with the team during the 2022 preseason, but had not been on an NFL roster since being cut that summer. He played for Arlington in the XFL during the league’s 2023 season, where he had a 63-of-100 for 668 yards, three touchdowns, and five interceptions record.
The Bengals are now looking to add depth to their quarterback position with the addition of Plitt. With Jake Browning set to start for the team and AJ McCarron in line for the No. 2 job, the team is looking to bolster its options behind the starting quarterbacks. Plitt’s experience in both college football and professional football should help him fit into this role.
In addition to signing Plitt, the Bengals also made some other roster moves. They designated running back Chase Brown for return from injured reserve and placed guard Jaxson Kirkland on the practice squad injured reserve. These moves will likely have an impact on the team’s depth chart and may affect how they approach training camp and preseason games going forward.