Allison agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Lions on Sunday. Allison arrives from Green Bay, where he was used primarily in two- and three-wide sets, sporting a receiving line of 34-287-2 for the 2019 season. The Lions already have proven options such as Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones (ankle) and Danny Amendola on the roster, so it appears that Allison will be battling Marvin Hall (foot) for the No. 4 receiver spot in Detroit heading into the 2020 season.
Allison recorded 34 receptions for 287 yards and two touchdowns over 16 regular-season games in 2019. Allison lined up as the No. 3 wide receiver in the NFC Championship Game and for most of the season, but he and Marquez Valdes-Scantling were passed up for the No. 2 role by undrafted free agent Allen Lazard. It was another unproductive season for Allison, who will be an unrestricted free agent in March, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Packers can bring him back cheap again. With a loaded wide receiver draft in 2020, though, the Packers could let him walk in free agency.
Allison (illness) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in San Francisco, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. As was the case with his teammates, Allison seems to have got over his bout with the flu in 48 hours, going from a DNP on Wednesday to full participant to close out the week. He hasn't surpassed 30 yards receiving since Week 7 but nonetheless has been targeted 3.3 times per game (including playoffs) this season.
Allison (illness) was limited at Thursday's practice. Allison is the most recent Packer to come down with an illness, sitting out Wednesday before getting in some work one day later. He'll look to ditch the designation entirely by week's end.
Allison didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness. A flu bug has been going around the Packers' locker room for about a week, impacting the likes of rookie running back Dexter Williams, fullback Danny Vitale and starting right tackle Brian Bulaga. Allison is only the most recent victim, but considering the illness has cycled through in about 48 hours in the other cases, he likely will be fine by the weekend. Friday's injury report will provide the last word on his availability for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at San Francisco.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|4||10/04||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|14||12/13||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|16||12/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|3 Year Avg||41||26||281||1||12||10.81||32|