Allen (coach's decision) will serve as the No. 2 quarterback in Thursday's Week 2 matchup against the Giants, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. The 25-year-old was a healthy scratch in Sunday's season opener, but he'll step in as the primary backup behind Taylor Heinicke because Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) is expected to be ruled out for Thursday's game. Allen appeared in four games for Washington last year and completed 60 of 87 passes for 610 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.
Allen (ankle) said he'll play in Friday's preseason game against Cincinnati, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports. Allen was held out of Washington's first preseason game after aggravating his surgically repaired ankle during the first week of training camp. Head coach Ron Rivera said Allen might eventually be a candidate to start, but the 25-year-old looks to be Washington's No. 3 quarterback at the moment, behind both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Taylor Heinicke. It's unclear how Rivera will divide time between his QBs in Friday's exhibition.
Coach Ron Rivera said Friday that expects Allen (ankle) to return to the practice field soon, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Washington held Friday's session at FedExField, during which Allen was seen throwing passes with fellow reserve quarterback Steven Montez. Allen sustained a season-ending dislocation of his left ankle in November that required a procedure. He tweaked the surgically repaired ankle last Saturday and has been sidelined in the meantime. The Football Team is holding a "QB competition" between graybeard Ryan Fitzpatrick and Taylor Heinicke for the starting job, leaving Allen and Montez to vie for depth chart slotting, assuming Rivera decides to roster three signal-callers in the regular season.
Allen is watching practice Monday after tweaking his surgically repaired ankle Saturday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Allen was cleared to practice at the beginning of training camp, but coach Ron Rivera suggested the QB wasn't back at full strength, and a setback early in camp reinforces that notion. Realistically, Allen will hope to compete for the backup job with Taylor Heinicke, who is said to be competing with Ryan Fizpatrick for the starting job. As things stand, Allen appears on track for the No. 3 job, assuming Washington even keeps three signal-callers.
Allen injured his ankle in practice Saturday, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports. It's unclear yet how severe the injury is and whether it has any relation to the broken ankle Allen suffered last October and had surgically repaired. Allen's currently third on Washington's depth chart behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and Taylor Heinicke, and he can ill afford to miss much time if he wants to surpass at least one of those alternatives. He'll try to heal up in time to participate in Washington's Aug. 12 preseason opener.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||New Orleans Saints||1||2.00|
|6||10/17||Kansas City Chiefs||4||11.00|
|7||10/24||@Green Bay Packers||31||39.00|
|10||11/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||25||33.00|
|13||12/05||@Las Vegas Raiders||11||19.00|
|18||01/09||@New York Giants||19||24.00|
|3 Year Avg||63.4||1399||8||6||50||1||96|