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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.

December 18, 2019 05:40 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Nursing shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 6, 2019 03:52 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (knee/oblique) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Allen logged a trio of limited practices this week, but he's nonetheless been cleared to suit up for Sunday's divisional contest against Carolina. The 27-year-old stands to draw his usual start at free safety in Atlanta's secondary.

December 4, 2019 07:28 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Practices in limited fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen worked as a limited practice participant Wednesday due to knee and oblique injuries, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Allen played all but a handful of defensive snaps during last Thursday's loss to the Saints, so it's unclear when he picked up the injuries. The fact the 27-year-old is starting off the week practicing in some capacity leaves him a good chance of suiting up Week 14.

November 26, 2019 06:44 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Totals nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen had nine tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

The nine tackles set a season high for Allen as he continues to start and play an every-down role. The 27-year-old has 64 tackles (40 solo) and one interception through 11 games.

November 19, 2019 05:56 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Records pick in Week 11 road win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen compiled six total tackles and an interception during Sunday's 29-3 win against the Panthers.

The 27-year-old safety was limited in practice last week due to a knee issue, but he was able to rally and log his 10th consecutive start in a matchup against divisional foe Carolina. His interception of Kyle Allen shortly before the end of the first half snuffed out a potential Panthers scoring drive, and the veteran Allen made a heady move by lateraling to teammate Desmond Trufant to keep the play alive and gain an additional 16 yards on the return. The upcoming Week 12 opponent provides a tailor-made opportunity for the Falcons' defense to generate additional turnovers, with Tampa Bay leading the NFL at 25 giveaways on the year.

October 18, 2019 05:24 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Clear of knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 16, 2019 07:12 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Allen played through a lingering knee injury Week 6 versus the Cardinals, compiling five tackles (two solo) while suiting up for 100 percent of snaps on defense. It's possible he'll be able to repeat a similar feat and play despite the issue Sunday versus the Rams. Of course, if Allen is able to upgrade to a full practice session later in the week it would put all concerns to rest.

October 11, 2019 05:28 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Good to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (knee) isn't listed on Atlanta's final injury report, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

Atlanta's porous secondary will need all the help it can get without Desmond Trufant (toe), but at least Allen will be available after being limited in practice earlier in the week.

October 10, 2019 08:24 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Limited at Thursday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen was limited at Thursday's practice with a knee injury, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Injuries that occur mid-week are generally a bad sign for a player's availability, but it will be important to monitor Allen's participation as the practice week continues on. If he is forced to miss Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Sharrod Neasman is in line to take over at safety opposite Kemal Ishmael.

October 8, 2019 09:32 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Third-leading tackler in Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen collected five solo tackles and three assists during Sunday's 53-32 loss to the Texans.

The Falcons' defensive captain has recorded 22 tackles over the past three weeks, which is not always a positive indication of the defense's overall performance if the player in question lines up at safety. In Week 5, five of Allen's eight tackles came on gains of 20-plus yards for Houston, as Atlanta's defense has now allowed 18 explosive pass plays. The outlook doesn't get much brighter despite facing off against a rookie quarterback in Week 6, as Arizona's Kyler Murray is coming of a 253-yard passing and 91-yard rushing performance against the Bengals.

August 16, 2019 06:16 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Returns to action Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (Achilles) had two assisted tackles in Thursday's preseason game against the Jets.

Allen eased his way into training camp, as he was recovering from a torn Achilles suffered in Week 3 last season. However, he started at safety Thursday and appears good to go. The 27-year-old started 45 of 48 games over his first three seasons and figures to play a significant role at the back end of the Falcons' secondary in 2019.

July 23, 2019 12:40 AM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Encouraging open to camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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."

June 20, 2019 03:52 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Little activity during minicamp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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