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37 Ricardo Allen FS

Cincinnati Bengals

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March 24, 2021 10:28 PM
Bengals' Ricardo Allen: Lands in Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen agreed Wednesday with the Bengals on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Allen, who spent the last seven years in Atlanta, will bolster Cincinnati's safety depth in the short term. The 29-year-old has put forth quality fantasy seasons before -- he had 90 tackles in 2016 and 85 tackles in 2019 -- but he saw a sharp decline in production last year, finishing with just 25 tackles in 12 games.

February 18, 2021 04:04 PM
Ricardo Allen: Released by Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen was released by Atlanta on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Falcons also released defensive end Allen Bailey, with the moves freeing up a total of $10.75 million in much much-needed salary cap space for the team. Allen, who is coming off a 2020 campaign in which he logged 25 tackles and two picks in 12 games, will now look to catch on with a team looking to bolster its free safety depth.

January 5, 2021 12:48 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Secures INT of Brady in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen, who registered five tackles, one pass deflection and an interception during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers, closed out the 2020 season with 25 tackles, five pass deflections and two INTs in 12 games.

After missing 13 games in 2018 because of an Achilles tear, Allen proved capable of overcoming a late-season concussion to suit up for 12-plus contests in a second straight campaign. The veteran safety's two interceptions matched his total from a season ago, but an average of 2.1 tackles per game depleted his utility in IDP formats. He remained an integral defensive contributor by starting each time he was active this season, fielding an increased workload of 56.1 snaps per game after Damontae Kazee was placed on injured reserve Oct. 7 with a torn Achilles. The 29-year-old Allen remains under contract with Atlanta through 2021 at a cap hit of $8.4 million, as the organization prepares to welcome a new general manager.

December 27, 2020 11:40 AM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Ready for Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (concussion) is active for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Allen will return to the lineup after a two-week hiatus, and he's set to start at free safety. The 29-year-old doesn't have much fantasy value, however, as he's produced just 18 tackles, four pass breakups and an interception over 10 games this year.

December 25, 2020 01:12 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Questionable for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Allen missed the past two games due to a concussion. After logging full participation in practice both Thursday and Friday, he seems to have a decent shot to return for a showdown with Patrick Mahomes and company.

December 24, 2020 08:36 AM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Starts week limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (concussion) was labeled as a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The defensive captain has been ruled out for two consecutive games, having suffered a concussion in the second half of a Week 13 loss to New Orleans. Allen also missed time in September with an elbow injury, placing the 29-year-old at a total of four missed games this season. Sharrod Neasman is in line to record a third straight start at free safety if Allen is unable to rally in time to face Kansas City on Sunday.

December 18, 2020 10:12 AM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Ruled out for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Allen remains in the concussion protocol, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The defensive captain will miss his second straight game, and his fourth game of the season, as he works to attain full clearance.

December 17, 2020 08:04 AM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Remains sidelined with head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (concussion) did not participate during Wednesday's practice session, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The defensive captain missed his third game of the season Week 14, having suffered a head injury during a divisional loss to the Saints in Atlanta's preceding outing. Allen remains in concussion protocol, and he's been labeled a DNP in four consecutive practice sessions. There will have to be clear improvement to his status if Allen is to pass league protocols in time for a Week 15 home game against Tampa Bay.

December 11, 2020 01:20 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Won't play in Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Allen was concussed in the second half of last week's loss to the Saints and will miss at least one game as a result of that injury. Sharrod Neasman is the favorite to start at free safety in Allen's place after replacing him last week, while Allen will set his sights on passing the league's five-step concussion protocol in time to suit up in Week 15 against Tampa Bay.

December 9, 2020 10:52 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Remains in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (concussion) did not participate in Wednesday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Allen played 50 defensive snaps before being forced to exit Atlanta's Week 13 loss to New Orleans, collecting a total of three tackles. The Falcons' secondary did not fare particularly well during the divisional loss, surrendering two TD passes to Taysom Hill after he failed to throw even one over his first two career QB starts Weeks 11 and 12. Sharrod Neasman stepped in at free safety to finish out the game, and it appears it will be either him or Isaiah Oliver to serve as the replacement Week 14 against the Chargers if Allen can't go.

December 6, 2020 04:16 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Day officially done
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of Week 13, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports.

It's now confirmed that Atlanta will be without its starting free safety for the remainder of the contest, leaving Sharrod Neasman as the fill-in at the position. Allen ended his day with three tackles, and he will now have to pass through the NFL's concussion protocol before being cleared to suit up for another game.

December 6, 2020 03:44 PM
Falcons' Ricardo Allen: Being checked for head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen is being evaluated for a possible head injury and is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against New Orleans, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Allen's midgame injury forces Sharrod Neasman into action at free safety, a clear downgrade with the 29-year-old replacement having yet to start a game over five NFL seasons. Atlanta's secondary will aim to keep the contest within reach as long as Allen is unavailable. The defensive captain departed the contest with three tackles to his ledger.

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 ESPN.com 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.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021CIN00000000000
2020ATL12122417702291905
2019ATL161685543102292708
2018ATL331714301282803
2017ATL1515543816014402
2016ATL1616906129023303
2015ATL15146859913131305
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Total7776339 244.095 11110628026
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/186
Birthdate:
12/18/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Dayton Beach, FL
School:
Purdue
NFL Experience:
7
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