Bengals Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Detailed view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

As the Cincinnati Bengals and their fans hold their collective breaths about the status of quarterback Joe Burrow, the Bengals made a move to ensure they have a safety net just in case he can’t play.

The team went out and signed veteran backup quarterback Reid Sinnett to their practice squad. If Burrow doesn’t play Sunday, Sinnett will be the backup behind Jake Browning.

As many may already know, Burrow may have reinjured his calf in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday. The same calf  he injured during training camp that kept him out most of the pre-season and almost the beginning of the season.

Burrow has looked rusty so far to start the season, which has led the team to an 0-2 start, but if he has to sit out for a while again, it definitely puts a damper on the Bengals’ season.

Sinnett,26, played college ball at San Diego and was an undrafted free agent coming out of college. The last NFL team he played on was in 2022 with the Miami Dolphins.

Before he signed with the Bengals, he was a quarterback in the XFL with the San Antonio Brahmas. Now, he has the opportunity to prove himself once again in the NFL if he is called upon. Bengal fans hope that it won’t be the case.

{Tom Pelissero}

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