This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Allen is less than a year removed from tearing his ACL. However the 25-year-old did state he is almost able to do "everything", including running and cutting, which would indicate Allen should be ready to go for training camp. Should Allen stay healthy, he figures to be a major force in an offense that loves to chuck the ball.
Allen (knee) is expected to return to the practice field sometime between OTA's and the preseason, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.
The wide return range comes from general manager Tom Telesco, who suggested Thursday that Allen was "right on track for where he should be" after suffering a torn ACL in the first week of the 2016 season. When healthy, Allen has easily been one of the best wide receivers in football, but back-to-back season-ending injuries will likely mean the 24-year-old could be a bit of a bargain come draft time.
Allen (knee) was seen running on the practice field Thursday, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
As a result, Allen, who tore his ACL in Week 1, appears to be on track to return for spring practices. With the emergence of Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman, Allen should fit nicely into what figures to be a dangerous aerial attack next season. Still just 24-years-old, Allen has been a focal point of the Chargers' offense when he's been on the field, but season-ending injuries in the past two seasons will likely damper fantasy optimism until he can show he has fully returned to form.
Allen missed the final eight games of last season due to a lacerated kidney, so his torn ACL suffered during Week 1 on Sunday unfortunately adds another serious malady to his injury history. While the
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