Allen has agreed to take a $1 million pay cut, setting his contract at $4 million for 2019, Annie Sabo of NBC Tampa Bay reports. The 27-year-old was solid as a depth defensive tackle in 2018, recording 20 tackles (15 solo) in 14 games. The change in contract terms will free up some money toward the cap for the Buccaneers, while Allen figures to fight for a solidified spot on the defensive line in 2019.
Allen (foot) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. The fifth-year defensive tackle has been dealing with a troublesome foot the majority of the season, but he's managed to suit up for the last five games. Allen logged 27 snaps against the Redskins in the Week 10 loss, which marked his lowest total since the second game of the season. His back-to-back limited sessions to open the practice week could well be part of a maintenance program at this point of the campaign, so the expectation is that the veteran is trending toward an active status Sunday against the Giants.
Allen (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Allen returned to full participation Friday after logging limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday, so he's trending in the right direction. The defensive tackle is slated to return from a two-game absence, having been sidelined since Week 2 due to a foot injury.
Allen (foot) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bears, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Allen will miss a second consecutive week due to an unspecified foot injury he sustained in Week 2. Unless rookie Vita Vea (calf) is able to suit up, both Jerel Worthy and William Gholston could again be in store for extended snaps.
Allen (knee) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Bears, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. After injuring his knee last weekend, Allen was diagnosed with tendinitis and consequently didn't log any practice reps in advance of this game. No matter, the Eagles employ a deep rotation along the defensive line, with seven players, including Allen, earning at least 45 percent of the defensive snaps this season. On the year, Allen himself has totaled 13 tackles (eight solo) and one sack in 10 contests.
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