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Washington uses exclusive rights tender on Kyle Allen, QB returns on 1 year, $850k deal

Kyle Allen back

NFL: Washington Football Team at New York Giants Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Kyle Allen has signed his tender

Ron Rivera said he expected Kyle Allen to be back with the team for training camp when he spoke with the media for today's presser. The team made it official by tendering Allen, who was an Exclusive Rights Free Agent this year. The QB returns on a 1-year, $850,000 deal.

Washington traded a 5th round pick to the Carolina Panthers to acquire Kyle Allen. They planned to use him as a long-term backup behind starter Dwayne Haskins Jr. That plan changed when Haskins was benched after the 4th game. Allen became the new starter, and held that spot until he fractured his ankle. He started 4 games, but only finished two due to injury. He was replaced by NFL Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith who had a 5-1 record as a starter.

Smith was released last week and Washington has been very active in the the trade market for a quarterback this offseason. Taylor Heinicke was re-signed last month on a 2-year deal worth up to $8.75 million if he hits all of the incentives included. Allen and Heinicke will likely compete for the starting position along with whichever QB the team adds in free agency or the draft.

Sims signed his tender:

Officially official:

In other free agency news, Washington also tendered WR Cam Sims who was a restricted free agent. John Keim did not report details of the tender, but it is likely for the lowest level. Sims was signed as an undrafted free agent, so he will likely be brought back on a 1-year, $2.1 million deal.