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  • Bengals' Ricardo Allen: Not on injury report

    Allen (concussion) isn't on the injury report ahead of Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Raiders. Allen sustained a concussion during Sunday's regular-season finale against the Browns and was held out of practice Tuesday. However, he returned in a limited capacity Wednesday before practicing fully Thursday. As a result, he'll be able to suit up for Saturday's postseason opener.
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  • Bengals' Ricardo Allen: Suffers concussion

    Allen suffered a concussion and has been ruled out of the rest of Sunday's game against the Browns. Allen made a big hit over the middle of the field and was immediately taken into the locker room. He's primarily played on special teams throughout the season but has seen a significant role on defense at various points in the season. He'll turn his focus to a potential return for the team's wild-card matchup.
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  • Bengals' Ricardo Allen: Cleared to resume practicing

    The Bengals have designated Allen (hand) for a return from IR. Allen is eligible to return to the active roster at any point during his 21-day practice window. He suffered a broken hand and hamstring strain during Cincinnati's win over Minnesota in Week 1.
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  • Bengals' Ricardo Allen: Lands on IR

    The Bengals placed Allen (hand) on injured reserve Wednesday. As expected, Allen heads to IR to open up a roster spot ahead of Week 2. The 29-year-old broke his hand and suffered a hamstring strain during Sunday's win over the Vikings and will be sidelined for at least three weeks.
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  • Bengals' Ricardo Allen: Lands in Cincinnati

    Allen agreed Wednesday with the Bengals on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Allen, who spent the last seven years in Atlanta, will bolster Cincinnati's safety depth in the short term. The 29-year-old has put forth quality fantasy seasons before -- he had 90 tackles in 2016 and 85 tackles in 2019 -- but he saw a sharp decline in production last year, finishing with just 25 tackles in 12 games.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Ready for Sunday's contest

    Allen (concussion) is active for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Allen will return to the lineup after a two-week hiatus, and he's set to start at free safety. The 29-year-old doesn't have much fantasy value, however, as he's produced just 18 tackles, four pass breakups and an interception over 10 games this year.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Unavailable for Week 4

    Allen (elbow) has been ruled out for Monday's game versus the Packers, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Allen will miss a second straight game after sitting out of practice all week. Starting safety Keanu Neal (hamstring) has also been ruled out, so expect Damontae Kazee and rookie Jaylinn Hawkins to assume starting roles while Sharrod Neasman rotates in.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Sits out Wednesday's session

    Allen (elbow) did not participate during practice Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. The defensive captain was forced to exit during the second quarter of Sunday's loss to Dallas after playing 19 snaps, but coach Dan Quinn said Monday that he does not expect Allen to be on the shelf for an extended period. It is unclear whether Allen is anticipated to be in the lineup Week 3 against Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears, but a practice appearance Thursday or Friday may hint at his availability for a matchup against the NFL's 29th-ranked pass offense.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Nursing minor injury

    Allen is battling a minor ankle injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Allen will have over a week to get fully healthy ahead of Sept. 13's season opener against Seattle, so it wouldn't be surprising for the Falcons to take a cautious approach to his return to practice. The veteran safety is once again slated for a key role in Atlanta's secondary.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Improving on injury front

    Coach Dan Quinn said that Allen (shoulder) is making progress in his recovery from January shoulder surgery, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Allen started all 16 games for the Falcons in 2019 after an injury-shortened 2018 campaign, and he put forth one of his best pro campaigns in the process. The 28-year-old defensive back obliterated his previous personal best in pass deflections by recording eight, and his 85 tackles were the second most he's ever registered since entering the league as a fifth-round draft choice in 2014. Now confirmed to be on a positive trajectory following his offseason procedure, Allen is expected to return as a key member of Atlanta's secondary in 2020, though he has been designated for a shift to nickelback, while Damontae Kazee will move back to safety full time.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Undergoes shoulder surgery

    Allen has undergone surgery to address a shoulder injury he played through during the end of the 2019 season, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports. The details of Allen's injury remains undisclosed, but his recovery timetable is expected to span multiple months. To the 28-year-old's credit, he was able to log a full 16-game slate despite playing through shoulder pain down the stretch, and his presence was key in Atlanta's pass defense coming together despite losing Keanu Neal (Achilles) to another early season injury.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Durable after injury-plagued 2018

    Allen accounted for 84 tackles, eight pass deflections and two interceptions, while playing in all 16 of the Falcons' regular-season games. After Keanu Neal went down with a devastating early-season injury for a second consecutive year, Allen's performance at safety became all-important for a depleted Falcons defense. The six-year veteran delivered, suiting up in 15-plus games for the fourth time in five years while setting a new personal best in passes defended, as well as the second-best mark of his career in tackles. Allen is a key reason for the Falcons' improvement from 28th to 22nd in pass defense between 2018 and 2019, as he heads into the second frame of his three-year, $19.5 million deal.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Hobbled Thursday

    Allen (shoulder/knee) put in a limited practice session Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Allen came into Week 16 with a shoulder problem but must have picked up a knee issue during the game. He's been limited in both practices this week and will likely look to tough it out Week 17 against the Buccaneers.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Nursing shoulder issue

    Allen (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Allen dealt with knee and oblique injuries earlier in the month, and now he's bothered by a shoulder condition. The sixth-year safety should be able to play Sunday against the Falcons as long as he doesn't miss a practice, but Kemal Ishmael is in line to start if Allen can't go.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Clear of knee injury

    Allen (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams. Allen began the week as a limited practice participant but was able to put in a full session Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 27-year-old has 35 tackles (22 solo) and one pass defensed through six games and has played every defensive snap over the last three weeks.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Encouraging open to camp

    Allen (Achilles) was not expected to fully participate on the opening day of Falcons training camp, but he was able to partake in the majority of the drills Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Allen may not have taken the field with the first-team defense for 11-on-11 drills Monday, but he did clearly convey that he's eager to don the pads and get after it full speed. He was far from tepid on his rehabbed Achilles, reportedly setting a tone at practice by laying a shoulder hit on Pro Bowl tight end Austin Hooper at one point in a scrimmage. When asked about the status of his injury Sunday, Allen was noncommittal but positive in saying, "I feel like I can compete and do some good things. That's good enough for me right now." When urged to put a percentage value on his Achilles, Allen jokingly answered, "I don't know if I'm 100 (percent healthy). I might be 1,000."
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Little activity during minicamp

    Allen (Achilles) didn't actively participate in June minicamp, Matthew Tabeek of the Falcons' official site reports. Allen is almost nine months removed from surgery to repair a torn Achilles. The safety was present at minicamp and was on the field with the team, but the report suggests he didn't take part in any drills. Coach Dan Quinn indicated last month that the Falcons are optimistic Allen could be ready to go for training camp.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: May be ready for training camp

    Coach Dan Quinn said it's "more than realistic" for Allen (Achilles) to be fully cleared for the start of training camp, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. Allen had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon back in September and has been participating in speed and agility drills since March. The specifics of the 27-year-old's rehab aren't fully clear, but he's apparently progressing well with the team's minicamp right around the corner.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Collects first interception of 2018

    Allen recorded five tackles and an interception during Sunday's 31-24 win against the Panthers. Allen secured a vital interception midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's game to help put the game out of reach. After a pass deflected off of C.J. Anderson's hands, Allen made a leaping grab to get Atlanta the ball back with a two-possession lead midway through the fourth quarter. Though Drew Brees has yet to throw an interception for the Saints this season, Allen may get a shot at recording a pick for the second-straight week due to the pass-heavy nature of the Saints' attack. Brees has attempted at least 627 passes over nine of the past 11 years -- with an average of 13.3 interceptions per season during that span.
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  • Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Inks extension with Falcons

    Allen agreed to a three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Falcons on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Although Allen's stat line from 2017 was not quite as eye-catching as his first two years in the league -- he posted career lows in tackles (54) and interceptions (one) -- the Falcons believe they are locking up a crafty player to plug in at the back end of their defense alongside Keanu Neal. From mid-April to mid-June, Allen declined his restricted-free-agent tender offer, instead electing to participate in voluntary workouts by signing an injury waiver while his long-term status with Atlanta remained unsettled. The 26-year-old safety finally conceded to the restricted tender on the eve of mandatory minicamp, as he and agent Drew Rosenhaus worked out a multi-year deal with the team. Allen's patience has now been rewarded with a contract averaging $6.5 million in annual value, and he projects as a key contributor for a Falcons defense with potential to finish as a top-five D/ST despite their current ADP of 11th in standard ESPN drafts.
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