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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Fifth-year option picked up

    The Jaguars exercised Allen's fifth-year contract option Thursday. Allen is now set to receive a guaranteed salary of $11.5 million in the 2023 season and figures to be a key piece in the Jaguars' pass rush over the next two years. The No. 7 overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft had somewhat of a bounce-back campaign this past year coming off a very disappointing second season in Jacksonville, netting a career-best 71 tackles to go along with 7.5 sacks and one interception over 16 games in 2021.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Delivers two sacks in finale

    Allen had four tackles (three solo) and two sacks during Sunday's 26-11 win against Indianapolis. Allen played 89 percent of the defensive snaps and finished the season on a strong note with his first sacks since Week 9. Overall it was a disappointing campaign for the 2019 first-round pick, as he totaled 71 tackles (46 solo), 7.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble in 16 games. The overall quality of the defense around him means more attention from opposing offenses, so Allen could have a tall task again for his fourth season in Jacksonville unless the unit receives an influx of talent heading into 2022.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Six tackles in return

    Allen had six tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 50-10 loss at New England. Allen returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday and played 65 percent of the defensive snaps after missing one contest. The 24-year-old enters the final week of the season with 66 tackles (43 solo), 5.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble in 15 games.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Allen was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday after testing positive for the virus, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Allen is unvaccinated, per Mark Long of the Associated Press, meaning he'll miss Weeks 16 and 17 while going through the health and safety protocols. K'Lavon Chaisson and Jordan Smith should see more run at outside linebacker in the meantime for Jacksonville.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Back at practice

    Allen (shoulder) returned to log a full practice Thursday. Allen missed the Jaguars' first practice of the week Wednesday but appears to be ready to go for Week 15 against the Texans after full participation Thursday. The 24-year-old has 58 tackles, 5.5 sacks, four pass deflections, an interception and a fumble recovery in 13 games this season.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Does not practice

    Allen (shoulder) was listed as a non-participant in practice Wednesday. Allen was held out of Wednesday's practice after playing his lowest defensive snap share (54 percent) of the season in Week 14's loss to the Titans. The linebacker has not missed any games so far this season. Backup Lerentee McCray would be next in line to play if Allen is unavailable for Sunday's game against Houston.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Racks up 10 stops

    Allen had 10 tackles (four solo) and one forced fumble in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the 49ers. Allen had an unusual double-digit tackling performance as a defensive end, due in large part to the fact that San Francisco's offense opted to run the ball 42 times with the game well in hand. Still, it was yet another solid fantasy performance for Allen, who remains a high-end option in IDP formats heading into a Week 12 matchup against the Falcons' vulnerable O-line.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Tallies half-sack

    Allen had seven tackles (five solo), a half-sack and a pass defensed during Sunday's 37-19 loss to the Titans. Allen tied for the team lead in tackles while also adding to his sack total Sunday. The 24-year-old has recorded 18 tackles (10 solo) and 2.5 sacks through the first five games of 2021.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Records another sack

    Allen had three tackles (one solo) and a sack during Sunday's 23-13 loss to Denver. The 24-year-old played 49 of 69 defensive snaps and brought down Teddy Bridgewater for a 16-yard loss during the first quarter, which helped hold the Broncos to a field goal. Allen is off to a strong start this season with eight total tackles and two sacks through two games.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Records sack in season opener

    Allen had five tackles (three solo) and one sack during Sunday's 37-21 loss at Houston. It was Jacksonville's lone sack of the afternoon as Tyrod Taylor had an efficient day leading the Texans offense. Allen recorded only 2.5 sacks in eight games last season before going down with an injury, but he's off to a strong start in 2021.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Placed on COVID-19 list

    The Jaguars placed Allen (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. Allen won't be eligible to suit up for Monday's preseason matchup against the Saints as a result of his placement on the COVID list. His next chance to play will come Aug. 29 against the Cowboys. The 2019 first-round pick was limited to just eight appearances last season due to a knee injury.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Moves to injured reserve

    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.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Will miss extended time

    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.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Encouraging injury news

    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.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Knee injury ends day

    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.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Inactive against Detroit

    Allen (knee) won't suit up in Sunday's game against Detroit, Michael DiRocco of ESPN reports. Allen drew a questionable tag this week after only suiting up in practice on a limited basis. It will be the second straight game missed for the Kentucky product, who has two sacks this campaign already. In his stead, look for rookie K'Lavon Chaisson to take on an increased role for Week 6.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Able to practice on limited basis

    Allen (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Allen's knee injury kept him out of game action for the first time in his career last week against the Texans, but the pass rusher has taken a step in the right direction after being unable to practice in the lead-up to last week's absence. Consider Allen more likely than not to suit up Sunday against the Lions, but it's best to monitor his practice participation as the week unfolds to be sure.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Knee injury pops up

    Allen (knee) didn't practice Wednesday. This is the first we're hearing of a knee injury for Allen, though he missed a Wednesday practice earlier in the season with a calf injury and didn't wind up on the final injury report that week. Allen's practice participation should be monitored ahead of Sunday's clash with the Texans, as he's a key piece on the Jacksonville defense with two sacks and seven quarterback hits through four games.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: Tallies another sack

    Allen had two tackles and a sack during Sunday's 33-25 loss to the Bengals. The 2019 first-round pick didn't record a sack through the first two games of the season, but he now has sacks in back-to-back contests. Allen has only seven total tackles, so he'll need to be more involved beyond the pass rush to be a viable IDP option.
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  • Jaguars' Josh Allen: First sack of 2020

    Allen had two solo tackles and one sack during Thursday's 31-13 loss to the Dolphins. Allen had accounted for three quarterback hits on the year heading into Thursday's contest, and he managed to chase down Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second half for his first official sack of the season. The second-year pro doesn't have much help in Jacksonville's pass rush, so he may have difficulties matching last year's 10.5 sack total, but he has a favorable matchup in Cincinnati on deck for Week 4.
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