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November 9, 2020 02:40 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Records fourth-quarter INT in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen collected one tackle, adding two pass deflections and an interception for a 19-yard return during Sunday's 34-27 win against Denver.

The Broncos offense had a chance to close Atlanta's lead to one possession when it took over from its own 15-yard line at the 9:36 mark of the fourth quarter, but Allen intercepted sophomore signal-caller Drew Lock on the very first play of the drive. With his lengthy return, Allen set up the Falcons to bolster the lead two plays later by virtue of a four-yard Todd Gurley TD romp. The impressive Week 9 performance provides Allen with his first takeaway of the 2020 campaign after he registered two interceptions in 16 games played a year ago.

October 15, 2020 12:20 AM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Full-go during Wednesday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen was a full participant during Atlanta's practice session Wednesday, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

During Sunday's intra-divisional loss, Allen made his first appearance since exiting Atlanta's Week 2 loss to Dallas with a hyperextended elbow. He played a season-high 97 percent of the defensive workload against Carolina's 20th-ranked scoring offense, collecting four tackles as Atlanta surrendered its lowest opponent point total of 2020 (23 points). With Damontae Kazee (Achilles) having been shut down for the remainder of the season, expect Allen to play a more every-down role than anticipated at the onset of the year.

October 9, 2020 03:48 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Ready for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (elbow) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Atlanta's secondary will get both of Allen and Keanu Neal (hamstring) back Week 5, though both safeties were limited in Friday's practice. While looking to secure the Falcons' first win of 2020, Allen will focus on containing Teddy Bridgewater and the Panthers.

October 7, 2020 04:48 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Able to log limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (elbow) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Allen and Keanu Neal (hamstring) were both able to practice on a limited basis, so both starting safeties are on the upswing health-wise after failing to practice at all last week and sitting out Atlanta's loss to the Packers on Monday. While getting back on the practice field at all is a step in the right direction, Allen will be hoping to raise his practice participation in the coming days to help assure his availability for Sunday's clash with Carolina.

October 3, 2020 06:28 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Unavailable for Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 25, 2020 05:24 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (elbow) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Allen is nursing a hyperextended elbow sustained during Atlanta's loss to the Cowboys in Week 2. Though coach Dan Quinn previously stated that he doesn't expect Allen's injury to require a long-term recovery, the defensive captain will be forced to miss at least one contest.

September 23, 2020 10:32 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Sits out Wednesday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 22, 2020 07:24 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Injury not considered severe
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn stated that Allen (elbow) does not have what he expects to be a long-term injury, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

The 28-year-old safety played 19 defensive snaps Sunday during a 40-39 loss to Dallas, but he was forced to an early exit with a hyperextended elbow and proved unable to make it back on the field. His return date has not yet been identified by the training staff, but it's a relief to a struggling Falcons secondary that Allen's absence is not expected to be prolonged. Atlanta so far ranks 31st in pass defense on the young season, with 744 yards allowed through the air.

September 21, 2020 09:56 AM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Exits contest Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (elbow) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Dallas, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The specifics of the injury remain unclear, however, he was forced to leave the contest in the second quarter. He'll likely receive further evaluation during halftime before the medical staff makes the final call. As long as Allen is sidelined, Sharrod Neasman is in line to receive the bulk of the depth snaps at safety.

September 15, 2020 06:28 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Week 1 role reduced
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen did not record a tackle while playing 40 percent of the defensive snaps during Sunday's 38-25 loss to the Seahawks.

The Falcons entered the regular season with a plan to frequently deploy the team's top three safeties in Allen, Keanu Neal, and Damontae Kazee, but Allen was the clear odd man out in the opener. Head coach Dan Quinn explained that Allen's reduced usage was because of the Seahawks' heavy utilization of two-tight end sets, as Damontae Kazee and Keanu Neal played 100 percent and 82 percent of the defensive snaps, respectively. Week 2 brings a matchup against a Cowboys offense that just lost its top tight end, Blake Jarwin, to a torn ACL, potentially opening the door for a higher dose of three-receiver sets against Atlanta.

September 10, 2020 10:32 AM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: All clear Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (ankle) wasn't listed on the team's injury report Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Allen was nursing a minor ankle injury during the late parts of training camp but appears ready to go. Now healthy, the veteran is expected to handle an important role in the team's defense at free safety for 2020.

September 4, 2020 10:20 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Nursing minor injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen is battling a minor ankle injury, Vaughn McClure of 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.

August 19, 2020 10:00 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Full-go in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen is back from injury and participating in padded practice, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

The veteran safety toughed his way through a late-season shoulder injury and eventually underwent surgery in January, but he was able to endure a full 16-game slate for the first time since 2016. Allen's recovery track remained stable throughout the spring, and now the six-year veteran is back at practice and set to remain a staple for the Falcons' secondary in 2020.

May 7, 2020 08:00 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Recovery still on track
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (shoulder) said Thursday that he's "right on schedule" with his rehab, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Allen is recovering from shoulder surgery undergone in January, and while an official timetable for his recovery has yet to be disclosed, it's certainly good news that the 28-year-old has avoided any setbacks thus far. He's in line to make the shift from safety to nickelback in 2020, which puts him in line to once again play a key role in the Falcons' secondary.

April 20, 2020 08:28 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Improving on injury front
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 30, 2020 04:56 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Undergoes shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 1, 2020 09:12 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Durable after injury-plagued 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 27, 2019 07:16 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: All clear for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Allen was upgraded to a full participant for Friday's practice session, so this news isn't surprising. Now that the veteran is officially ready to play, he's expected to handle his normal starting role as the team's free safety for Week 17.

December 26, 2019 05:32 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Hobbled Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2019 05:20 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Clear for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Allen was a limited practice participant all week, but the shoulder issue won't impact his availability for Week 16. The 28-year-old should serve in his usual starting role versus Jacksonville.

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Game Log
Sun 09/13vs SEAL 25-3800000000
Sun 09/20@ DALL 39-4010100100
Sun 09/27@ ATLL 30-2600000000
Mon 10/05@ GBL 16-3000000000
Sun 10/18@ MINW 40-2311200000
Sun 10/25vs DETL 22-2320200000
Thu 10/29@ CARW 25-1710100000
Sun 11/08vs DENW 34-2710101200
Sun 11/22@ NOL 9-2411200000
Career Defensive Stats
Total7372327 235.092 1109628024

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