Allen was released by the Raiders on Tuesday, ESPN's Field Yates reports. Allen was limited to five games this season after a knee injury kept him out for most of the 205 campaign. As ESPN's Adam Caplan notes, Allen was a cap casualty in this case given that his $4.9 million base salary would have become fully guaranteed on Feb. 10 if he was still on the roster. The 28-year-old Allen has seven interceptions over the course of his six-year career and is now a free agent.
Allen (knee) was activated from the injured reserve-designated to return list Saturday, Vic Tafur of the San Fransico Chronicle reports. Allen, who has been out since Week 1 after injuring his knee, will be activated prior to Sunday's game against the Vikings. While the Raiders have yet to make an official announcement, it seems likely the team will allow Allen a chance to regain his starting strong safety job from Larry Asante, who has yet to record a turnover since taking over the job.
The Raiders placed safety Nate Allen (knee) on the injured reserve-designated to return list Tuesday. It was thought that Allen may have suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's loss to the Raiders, but it appears his setback is not as severe as thought, and he will have a chance to return to action later this season.
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said safety Nate Allen is dealing with a significant knee injury, but the team is hoping he can return later this season, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Allen had to leave the Week 1 loss after sustaining the injury.
A knee injury forced Raiders safety Nate Allen to be removed from the Week 1 matchup against the Bengals, reports CSNCalifornia.com. The severity of the injury is unknown, but Allen will not return to the game.