The Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday have signed off of their practice team former Baltimore Ravens practice team quarterback Keith Wenning to serve as the backup quarterback behind A J McCarron.
McCarron who is his second season in the National Football League will make his first start for the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara California. The San Francisco 49ers will be hosting the Bengals in Week 15 of the 2015 regular football season.
McCarron replaced starting quarterback Andy Dalton during the Bengals 33-20 loss last Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Ohio when Dalton suffered a broken right thumb during the first quarter of the football game.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is hopeful that Dalton will be able to make his next start as the starting quarterback of the football team in Week 16 when the Denver Broncos will be hosting the Bengals on Monday December 28, 2015.
The Bengals will be second guessed by their fans since they could have signed a free agent quarterback to serve as the backup to McCarron. Wenning was a practice team quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens during the 2015 regular football season. Wenning has not played in one regular season football game in the National Football League after he was a sixth round draft choice of the Ravens out of Ball State University in the 2014 National Football League Draft.
Wenning was released by the Ravens on June 24, 2015 to serve as the backup quarterback behind Andy Dalton prior to the start of the 2015 football season. McCarron beat out Wenning to serve as the backup quarterback behind Dalton at the start of the 2015 regular football season.
The silver lining in the dark cloud that is covering the Bengals football team is that the broken right thumb will not require surgery that could have sidelined him for the rest of the football season.