"There's no pressure for me to go out and hit any set numbers," Allen said. "My number one focus is to stay healthy so I can help the team. Special teams, three downs on offense. Whatever it takes."
Allen has missed 18 games over the past two seasons, which has limited the time he can work with quarterback Andrew Luck. Allen lost 13 pounds in the offseason to ready himself for what he hopes is a big campaign.
"I believe I'm a No. 1 tight end that can create mismatches and get open," he said.
Defenses won't fare well against that group, but their fellow tight ends will sure get to enjoy the open space the receivers will create for them, per indystar.com.
"I think just having the threat of those guys outside, meaning the wide receivers, is going to open things up for the tight ends a ton," Colts tight end
Allen caught 29 passes for 395 passes and eight touchdowns in 13 games last season.
"I play this game because I want to be the best, not because I want to be the highest paid or anything like that," Allen said. "With the contract looming, it is what is. Me thinking about a contract isn't going to help me play any better on the field. Me focusing on having my body in the best shape possible to go out and help the team will."
Allen dealt with a high ankle sprain during the 2014 season, but he said he's healthy heading into the 2015 season.
"I felt 70 percent for the better part of ," Allen said. "Having an offseason to really train like the offseason I had my rookie year or the offseason I had going into the second year, before I was injured, was my main focus. I'm glad I was able to get away and get that taken care of."
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