Allen has re-joined the Falcons after being cut Friday in what was a "procedural move," per Jason Butt of The Athletic.
The 30-year-old punter was moved off and then back onto the roster within a matter of 24 hours, as Atlanta's front office wisely took advantage of minimum salary benefit rules to maneuver salary cap space. Now back on the roster after a brief hiatus, Allen will compete for the role of starting punter in training camp after posting a career-worst 41.9 yards-per-punt average during 2019.
The Falcons released Allen on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The Falcons reportedly intend to re-sign Allen at a later date, indicating that the reason for his release may have been to facilitate a new, more team-friendly contract.
Allen signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.
Allen played eight games for the Falcons in 2019 after signing in November. He averaged 41.9 yards over 28 punts, and he landed 14 of those inside the 20. There's no guarantee Allen wins the starting job in training camp, however, as Matt Bosher (groin) could be re-signed after spending the last nine seasons with the team.
Allen signed with the Falcons on Saturday, per the Associated Press, and he is expected to serve as the team's starting punter during Sunday's game against Carolina.
Long-time punter Matt Bosher (groin) has been beleaguered by injury throughout 2019, but he appeared to have a chance to go in Week 14 after being activated from injured reserve and tabbed with a questionable designation. He has since been shelved with injury again, leading to the re-signing of Allen, who punted for the Falcons between Weeks 10 and 13 in Bosher's absence.
Allen was released by the Falcons on Friday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.
Allen joined the Falcons as a replacement for Matt Bosher, who had hit injured reserve with a groin injury. With Bosher set to return, Allen became redundant on the roster.
The Falcons signed Allen to a contact on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Allen now becomes Atlanta's fifth punter of the season after having spent the previous six years with the Patriots. The 29-year-old has averaged 45.3 yards per punt in his career, and he'll look to provide some much-needed consistency in the field-position battle for the Falcons going forward.
Allen has been released by the Patriots, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
Allen spent the past six seasons with the Patriots and punted on three Super Bowl Championship teams. It appears that Jake Bailey has now won the punting competition. Allen, who is now 29, will look to sign on with another squad before the beginning of the regular season.
Allen agreed to re-sign with the Patriots in Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Allen has been with the Patriots since 2013, and it is not surprising that they have opted to bring him back. The 29-year-old has averaged 45.3 yards per punt in his career and was right on par with that number last season with an average of 45.1 on 64 attempts. Should he remain consistent, he figures to stay with the team for the foreseeable future.
The Patriots agreed to a three-year contract extension with punter Ryan Allen, reports ESPN. Allen is entering his third season with the Patriots.
Patriots punter Ryan Allen, who was questionable with a shoulder injury, is active for the AFC Championship Game at Denver.
Patriots wide receivers Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion) head a short list of Patriots listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game Sunday at Denver. Punter Ryan Allen (shoulder) is also questionable.
Linebacker Steve Beauharnais has been ruled out with an undisclosed injury, though he likely would have been a healthy scratch anyway.
The Patriots are getting healthier. The only players listed as limited in Thursday practice were wide receivers Danny Amendola (groin), Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (ankle) and punter Ryan Allen (shoulder).
Patriots punter Ryan Allen's status will be updated Wednesday, according to head coach Bill Belichick.
Belichick declined to offer an update on Allen, saying the team would release an injury report Wednesday. He had to leave the team's most recent game due to a shoulder injury.
Patriots punter Ryan Allen is scheduled for an MRI Sunday.
Allen had to leave the game early due to a shoulder injury. The issue is not considered serious at this time, but an MRI will reveal more.
Patriots punter Ryan Allen was forced out of Saturday's Divisional Playoff game against the Colts with a shoulder injury.
Allen sustained the injury while trying to field a high snap and attempting a pass, which led to a sack and a safety for Indianapolis. He was taken back to the locker room for further examination and ruled out for the remainder of the game. Stephen Gostkowski took over punting duties while Tom Brady held for kicks.