The Bengals (10-3) considered signing a veteran as McCarron's backup but instead went with Wenning, a first-year player who got into three preseason games. Coach Marvin Lewis says that Wenning knows the offense already, and any free agent would have needed to get practice time to learn it.
Instead, McCarron will get all of the plays with the starting offense in practice to get ready. Cincinnati can clinch a playoff spot with a win.
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