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Top Zach Allen News

  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Ready to return

    Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday that Allen is ready to handle a full workload again after recovering from ankle surgery undergone in January, Jose M. Romero of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Kingsbury added that Allen is running well, but that the defensive end may be utilized in different ways this preseason to ensure he remains healthy. The 24-year-old collected 48 tackles and four sacks over 15 games last year, and he figures to reprise a significant role on Arizona's defensive line this coming season.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Should be ready for training camp

    Coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed Monday that Allen (ankle) will be "full go for training camp," Alex Weiner of Sports Illustrated reports.

    Allen, who is recovering from ankle surgery undergone in January, was seen working to the side of Arizona's practice Monday and likely will continue to take things slow leading up training camp. The third-year defensive end played 15 games last season while dealing with the lingering ankle issue, though the two missed games were due to his stay on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Allen has started 21 games over the past two seasons and figures to play a prominent role heading into the final year of his rookie contract with Arizona.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Undergoes ankle surgery

    Allen recently had ankle surgery, per his Twitter account Friday.

    Allen noted that he toughed out "a torn-up ankle" all season, but his two absences during the 2021 campaign were attributed to a stay on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The third-year pro had a career season, with 48 tackles, four sacks, four pass defenses, three fumble recoveries (including one for a touchdown) and one interception in 15 games. As he enters the final year of his rookie deal, Allen will look to set himself up for a nice payday with a productive 2022.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Activated off COVID-19 list

    The Cardinals activated Allen (illness) off the COVID-19 list Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

    Allen tested positive for the virus and missed two games while on the COVID-19 list. If the 24-year-old's conditioning is still up to par, he will likely make his return during Thursday's matchup with the Packers.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Allen tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Allen will be sidelined for Sunday's matchup against the Browns. Given that he has tested positive for the virus, he could also be in danger of missing the team's Week 7 matchup against Houston. Allen has recorded a total of 10 tackles across five games on the campaign.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Monster performance against Eagles

    Allen posted 11 tackles and a sack in Sunday's 33-26 win over the Eagles.

    Allen held down the edge in Week 14 against the Eagles' tandem of quarterback Jalen Hurts and tailback Miles Sanders. He piled up 11 stops as a result, shattering his previous career high of four tackles in a game. The second-year defensive end also notched his first sack since Week 1.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Returns from IR

    Allen (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    The 23-year-old landed on injured reserve with the ankle injury in late October, but he's back on the active roster in time for Week 12. Allen totaled 11 tackles and one sack in seven games before suffering the injury.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Designated to return

    Allen (ankle) was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday, opening the 21-day window for him to be activated, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

    Allen has missed the requisite amount of time on injured reserve and is eligible to return as soon as Sunday's game against the Patriots. The Cardinals could sorely use Allen back in the lineup, as defensive ends Jordan Phillips (hamstring) and Leki Fotu (ankle) have both gone to IR in the past two weeks. Allen should be an immediate starter once he returns to action.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Shifts to IR

    The Cardinals placed Allen (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    The Cardinals believe Allen has a chance to return after a minimum three-week stint on IR, which would mean he could play Week 11 against the Seahawks -- a Thursday night contest. The 2019 third-round pick has started two games this year and maintains a consistent role on the team's defense, but until he returns to action, Leki Fotu, Jordan Phillips (hamstring) and Angelo Blackson should handle expanded roles.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Limps off early on SNF

    Allen limped off the field and into the medical tent after sustaining a leg injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Urban adds that trainers were looking at Allen's ankle or knee following a noncontact injury. Allen's return should be considered questionable at this time, and Leki Fotu will likely slide into his spot at defensive end. Allen's injury has been clarified as an ankle injury, and he's officially questionable to return.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Likely to start in 2020

    Allen (neck) is likely to be a starter at defensive end for Arizona in 2020, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    The 2019 third-round pick started one of four games to begin last season, but he missed the final 12 games of the year with the neck injury. Allen is eager to get back on the field after an offseason with no on-field activities due to the pandemic, and he's expected to fill a prominent role on Arizona's defensive line.

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  • Cardinals' Zach Allen: Done for season

    The Cardinals placed Allen (neck) on injured reserve Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    Allen has sat out six straight games, and the Cardinals chose to shut down their rookie third-rounder for the remainder of the year. The defensive end finished his rookie campaign with eight tackles (six solo) and no sacks. The Cardinals will roll with Jonathan Bullard, Rodney Gunter and Michael Dogbe at defensive end for now.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 285 lbs
Birthplace: Ne Canaan, CT
Age: 24
School: Boston College
Experience: 4