Allen (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Coach Doug Marrone said Monday that the 23-year-old will miss "considerable time" after suffering the knee injury, so it's no surprise to see him shift to injured reserve. Allen will be eligible to return for the Dec. 20 matchup with Baltimore, but he may require additional time to recover from the injury. Rookie K'Lavon Chaisson is primed to step into the starting role in his absence.
Coach Doug Marrone said Monday that Allen avoided ligament damage in his knee but will miss "considerable time," John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. Marrone didn't elaborate on the nature of Allen's injury, but he made it sound like an IR stint could be in the works. The Jaguars won't rush their star defensive end back with the playoffs out of reach, so rookie K'Lavon Chaisson figures to get an extended look as a starting defensive end.
The Jaguars believe Allen avoided a serious knee injury, but he'll have further tests Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Allen is still expected to miss some game time, but he may avoid an IR stint and return after just a couple of weeks. The 2019 first-round pick is enduring a bit of a sophomore slump with just 2.5 sacks through eight games after racking up 10.5 through 16 games last season. If tests reveal that he indeed will be required to miss games, K'Lavon Chaisson is expected to start at defensive end.
Allen (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's matchup against the Steelers. Allen was initially pegged doubtful upon sustaining his knee injury at the 8:52 mark of the third quarter, but he was subsequently downgraded to out. With Jacksonville trailing 17-3 entering the fourth quarter, rookie K'Lavon Chaisson will be counted on in a more integral pass-rush role for the remainder of the contest.
Allen (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chargers. Allen practiced in full Friday, confirming coach Doug Marrone's claim that the 2019 first-rounder is on track to suit up Sunday. He'll make his return after a two-game absence and look to build on his season total of two sacks.
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|13||12/05||@Los Angeles Rams||17|
|16||12/26||@New York Jets||23|
|17||01/02||@New England Patriots||25|