The Chargers activated Allen (undisclosed/hamstring) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, per the NFL's official transactions report. Allen missed the Chargers' regular-season finale after being placed on the COVID-19 list, but he'll now be eligible to return to team facilities. It's possible that he would've been unavailable for the win over Kansas City anyway, given that he missed Week 16 due to a lingering hamstring injury, but there's not yet any reason to suspect that his availability for the start of offseason workouts is in danger. Allen appeared in 14 games in 2020, during which span he quickly emerged as the favorite target of rookie quarterback Justin Herbert but narrowly missed logging a fourth straight season with 1,000 receiving yards. In all, Allen wraps up another impressive season with 100 catches (147 targets) for 992 yards and eight touchdowns.
Allen, who had been dealing with a hamstring issue, has been placed on the COVID-19 list by the Chargers, Field Yates of ESPN reports. With Allen out for Sunday's season finale, Jalen Guyton (hamstring) and Tyron Johnson should be in line to see added opportunities in the Chargers' Week 17 passing game alongside starting wideout Mike Williams.
Allen (hamstring) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports. Coach Anthony Lynn has already acknowledged that there's a "good chance" Allen will be unavailable for Sunday's season finale against Kansas City. If Allen is out this weekend, Jalen Guyton (hamstring) and Tyron Johnson would be in line for added pass-catching opportunities Week 17.
Allen (hamstring) wasn't spotted on the field at practice Wednesday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports. Meanwhile, Manzano relays that head coach Anthony Lynn acknowledged that there's a "good chance" Allen "won't be out there" for Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs. If Allen is held out this weekend, added opportunities will be available for fellow receivers Jalen Guyton and Tyron Johnson.
Allen (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos. With Allen out Sunday, look for Jalen Guyton, Tyron Johnson and KJ Hill to see added opportunities in the Chargers' Week 16 passing game alongside starting wideout Mike Williams.
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