Allen (shoulder) is poised to start at defensive end in 2020 following the departure of Calais Campbell, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL Jacksonville reports. Campbell has been the heart and soul of the defense since joining Jacksonville in 2017, but Allen is set to take over that role after the veteran was traded to the Ravens. Allen played in all 16 games and had four starts as a rookie, and he recorded 44 total tackles and 10.5 sacks despite mostly working in a rotational role. The 22-year-old was nursing a shoulder injury at the end of the regular season, but he was able to play in the Pro Bowl and tally one sack.
Allen was forced out of Sunday's game against the Colts with a shoulder injury, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars' official site reports. Allen had an excellent rookie campaign, as he recorded 44 tackles and 10.5 sacks to live up to his first-round pedigree. It's unsettled how severe the 22-year-old's injury is, but there doesn't seem to be concern about his status for the 2020 season at this time.
Allen had one solo tackle and two quarterback hits during Sunday's loss to the Falcons. Allen dealt with a shoulder injury at practice during the week but playing a typical 56 percent of defensive snaps Sunday. The rookie first-round pick has 40 tackles (29 solo), 10 sacks and two forced fumbles despite mostly working in a rotational role.
Allen (shoulder) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Allen has practiced the entire week in a limited fashion but nevertheless has been deemed good to go for Sunday. He has yet to miss a game this year.
Allen left Sunday's game at Oakland after suffering a shoulder stinger. Allen had three tackles and a sack before suffering the injury during the first half. Dawuane Smoot should work in an increased role as a rotational defensive end in the meantime.
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