Kyle Allen cleared to play against Giants, putting Rivera at ease

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The Washington Football Team will have quarterback Kyle Allen back for its NFC East matchup against the 0-5 New York Giants in Week 6.

Allen was medically cleared to play and participated in practice Wednesday.

Allen suffered a brutal hit during the second quarter of Washington's Week 5 game against the LA Rams, and Alex Smith subbed in to replace him, staying on until the game's conclusion.

Head coach Ron Rivera committed to Allen for the second straight week immediately following Washington's 30-10 loss to LA. Now that the quarterback's been cleared, Rivera is at ease with the offense back in Allen's hands.

Allen had played well up until he was knocked out of the game, completing 9-of-13 passes for 74 yards and rushing for a seven-yard touchdown.

Smith, in his first game action since his devastating compound leg fracture nearly two years ago, struggled to get going in relief for Allen.

The offense was non-existent in the second half, and Rivera will give the reins back to Allen to see what the 24-year-old can do against the Giants.