Washington quarterback Kyle Allen to play against Cincinnati

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Washington quarterback Kyle Allen is entrenched as the team’s third quarterback heading into the preseason home opener on Friday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Allen, who returned to practice this week after tweaking his surgically repaired ankle two weeks ago, met with the media after practice on Tuesday and said he was playing on Friday.

“Yeah, I’m going to play Friday,” Allen said. “I’ll be good.”

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In Allen’s presser, he spoke on several topics, including how hard it was to miss two weeks of camp.

“It was tough. I was excited to come back to camp. I was telling somebody this was the most excited I was for camp, to get back to football,” Allen said.

Allen came to Washington last season and made four starts before the ankle injury ended his season. Now, he will get to play with a revamped group of wide receivers, which excites him.

“We got a lot of speed now,” Allen said. “A lot of speed. Obviously, I was with Curtis (Samuel) in Carolina, so I’ve got a lot of experience with Curtis, and he’s going to be great. Adam (Humphries), he’s been great in the short-area stuff; he’s also fast on the field, too. And, I know Fitz has been talking about him, but Dyami (Brown) has been awesome; he’s been picking things up quickly.”

While Allen is third on Washington’s depth chart, the coaching staff likes him. They trust him. It will be good to see him healthy and back on the field working with Washington’s young wide receivers on Friday.