Allen re-signed with the Rams on Thursday. Allen was on the Rams' practice squad for the duration of the 2018 season. A 2016 sixth-round pick, there's a possibility Allen could compete for the backup role behind Jared Goff depending how Sean Mannion's free agency prospects pan out. Allen earned a meaningless start in Week 17 with the Rams having already earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC and completed 20 of 34 passes for 169 yards -- hardly eye-popping numbers that will generate a plethora of potential suitors.
The Rams signed Allen to their practice squad Thursday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. Allen was waived by Los Angeles earlier this week, but he'll stick around in the organization after going unclaimed off waivers. The 2016 sixth-round pick will likely need an injury to hit either starting quarterback Jared Goff or backup Sean Mannion to earn a promotion back to the 53-man roster.
Allen is expected to play the first half of Thursday's preseason finale, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports. Allen figures to have cemented his place as the Rams' No. 3 quarterback. The only issue for Allen is the possibility of Los Angeles going with just two quarterbacks into the regular season. In some ways, Thursday will serve as a tryout for Allen -- if not for the Rams, then for 31 other potential suitors.
Allen (back) was an active participant through OTAs and minicamp, Vincent Bonsignore of the Orange County Register reports. Allen finished the 2017 campaign on injured reserve with an unspecified back injury he suffered in December. While he's now healthy, Allen remains the team's No. 3 quarterback behind Jared Goff and Sean Mannion.
The Rams placed Allen (back) on injured reserve Wednesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports. Allen was added to the injury report ahead of the Week 15 victory over Seattle, though the exact severity of his condition isn't certain. As the Rams' No. 3 signal caller, Allen hasn't been active all season with starting quarterback Jared Goff maintaining health. The Rams signed outside linebacker Kasim Edebalie to take Allen's spot on the 53-man roster.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||New Orleans Saints||28||22.78|
|4||09/29||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||30||23.13|
|6||10/13||San Francisco 49ers||29||22.88|
|16||12/22||@San Francisco 49ers||29||22.88|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|