Allen (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos. One of the Panthers' inactives in the NFC championship game, Allen will return to a starting gig, which equated to 63 percent of the defensive snaps in 12 regular season appearances upon arriving in Carolina after Week 3. However, he put up just two sacks over the course of the year.
Allen (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl versus the Panthers, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Allen has endured an interesting past few weeks, which included a DNP in the NFC championship game, no presence on last week's injury report, and a reappearance this week with a limited showing Wednesday. However, he practiced in a full capacity both Thursday and Friday, and head coach Ron Rivera even expects Allen to start Sunday, according to the Charlotte Observer. In 13 games with the Panthers this season (including playoffs), Allen accumulated two sacks among 27 tackles.
Allen (foot) was a full practice participant Thursday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. Allen sidestepped the first injury report in advance of the Super Bowl, yet he landed on this week's version due to his healing foot, which forced a limited showing Wednesday. However, his return in a full capacity Thursday implies that he's in line to play Sunday against the Broncos. If he suits up, he'll be seeking his second career sack of Peyton Manning.
Allen (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports. After missing the NFC championship game due to a fractured foot, Allen avoided the injury report last week, only to make a return on the first version this week. The development follows a media session at Monday's Opening Night in which he told NFL Network that he feels "great. Honestly, I feel, hopefully, I'll be a tremendous factor in this game. So, as far as physically, 100 percent ready to go, just preparing like normal." With a limited showing under his belt, he may just be easing into Super Bowl week prep, but the pass rusher's availability will be worth watching in advance of the contest.
Allen wasn't listed on the Panthers' injury report Wednesday, Jonathan Jones of the Chrlotte Observer reports. After sustaining a fractured foot in the divisional round against the Seahawks, Allen was shelved in the NFC championship game in order to avoid a setback. Avoiding the initial Super Bowl injury report entirely sheds light on the extent of the injury and paves the way for active status in the big game. In 12 regular season outings with the Panthers, he totaled two sacks among 27 tackles (15 solo).