Allen had a team-high 11 tackles (nine solo) and a fumble recovery in Pittsburgh's 30-9 win over Cleveland on Sunday. The 11 tackles are a single-game record for Allen, who also forced the fourth fumble of his 12-year career. With 49 total tackles including a sack and one interception, the unrestricted free agent is having a solid season.
Allen (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Allen is back in action for the Steelers for the first time since Week 5. Robert Golden should return to a reserve role.
Allen (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game. It appears as if the 33-year-old will play in his first game since injuring his ankle in Week 5. While the Steelers have yet to officially announce anything regarding his game-time status, Allen will likely replace his fill-in, Robert Golden, atop the depth chart when Pittsburgh plays Oakland in Week 9.
Allen (ankle) was a full participant at practice Thursday. Considering Allen has now been able to practice in back-to-back days, it appears as if the 33-year-old will be able to play in Week 9 barring any unforeseen complications. Allen had been a tackling machine in the five games prior to his injury (26 tackles) and he could be in line for more of the same with the Raiders surprisingly dynamic aerial attack set to take the field against the Steelers Sunday.
Allen was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. Allen hasn't been able to play since Week 5, when he went down with the ankle injury against the Chargers, but the limited participation in practice indicates his status is improving. Although still listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders, fantasy owners should continue to monitor his status throughout the week. Robert Golden will likely start at safety if Allen is forced to sit another game.