The Bengals found themselves in need of another quarterback after Joe Burrow’s season-ending wrist injury. To address this issue, they announced on Monday 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. However, he did play for Arlington in the XFL during the league’s 2023 season, where he had a solid record of 63-of-100 for 668 yards, three touchdowns, and five interceptions.
With Jake Browning set to start for the Bengals and AJ McCarron in line for the No. 2 job, the team looks to add to their quarterback depth with the addition of Drew Plitt. This move will allow them to have more options in case of any further injuries or unexpected absences from their starters. The Bengals are likely keeping an eye on how well Plitt performs in practice and whether he can prove himself as a viable option for future games.
In addition to signing Plitt, the Bengals also made some other roster moves on Monday. 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 help fill some of the void left by Burrow’s injury and ensure that the team has enough depth at key positions to continue performing at a high level throughout the season.