Allen was a 16-game starter in 2020, notching 63 tackles (63 solo) and two sacks while playing 77.4 percent of defensive snaps.
Only DT Daron Payne (84.3 percent) played more snaps among Washington defensive linemen, though edge rushers Chase Young (73.7 percent) and Montez Sweat (66.3 percent) weren't too far behind. While a lack of sacks may give the appearance of a disappointing season, Allen was fourth on the team in tackles and second in QB hits (14), grading out as PFF's No. 18 interior defensive lineman in his first season primarily playing tackle rather than end. The new role may not have been ideal for IDP purposes, but Allen's versatility was crucial to Washington fielding a top-10 defense, so he'll likely stick around for 2021 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. His long-term future in D.C. remains shaky, as Washington's collection of young talent is strongly skewed toward the defensive line.
Allen (groin) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Allen had his practice reps managed this week but will suit up in Week 15. The fourth-year defensive tackle has consistently played more than 70 percent of the snaps on defense per game, posting 48 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery through 13 contests.
Allen (groin) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.
Allen suffered the injury late in Sunday's win over the 49ers, but the good news is that he was able to practice in some capacity Wednesday. The Alabama product has been strong this season, racking up 48 tackles (28 solo) and two sacks through 13 games. If Allen were to suffer a setback, Tim Settle would be in line for an uptick in snaps for Sunday's game against Seattle.
Allen (groin) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Allen was forced out of Sunday's game midway through the fourth quarter. As long as he's sidelined, Tim Settle could have a chance to handle a key role on defense.
Allen made nine tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Browns.
Allen tied with Jon Bostic for the team lead in tackles, and he now has 1.5 sacks this season. The 2017 first-round pick also logged a season-high 79 percent of defensive snaps, and he could maintain that snap share moving forward with Matthew Ioannidis (torn biceps) done for the season. He'll have a tough matchup in Week 4, though, as the Ravens come to town.
Washington is picking up the fifth-year option on Allen's rookie contract, Kevin Sheehan of The Team 980 reports.
After missing 11 games his rookie season, the 2017 first-round pick is coming off back-to-back campaign with at least six sacks and more than 60 tackles. Allen spent the past three years playing defensive end in a 3-4 scheme, but he'll likely move to defensive tackle as coach Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio transition the team to a 4-3 base alignment. With Allen, Daron Payne and Matthew Ioannidis providing interior push while Chase Young, Montez Sweat and Ryan Kerrigan come off the edge, Washington has potential to sport a dominant pass rush in 2020. Allen's fifth-year option for 2021 will be guaranteed for injury only.
Allen compiled 68 tackles (46 solo), six sacks and a fumble recovery in 15 games during the 2019 season.
Allen suffered a knee sprain Week 1 and missed the next game, but he played in 14 consecutive contests to close out the season, averaging 51.1 defensive snaps per week. Coming off back-to-back seasons with 61 or more tackles and six or more sacks while playing in a 3-4 scheme, the 2017 first-round pick is an excellent bet to receive the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. Allen will head into 2020 with a new head coach (Ron Rivera) and a new defensive coordinator (Jack Del Rio).
Allen (toe) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Giants.
Allen began the week as a limited practice participant, but he practiced fully Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 24-year-old should work in his typical starting role at defensive end this weekend.
Allen has a toe injury and was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.
Allen saw his typical workload in Sunday's loss to the Eagles and recorded a season-high nine tackles, but he apparently didn't finish the contest unscathed. However, the fact the 24-year-old is practicing in some capacity to begin the week puts him on track to play this weekend.
Allen logged five tackles (three solo), half a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Lions.
Allen played a season-high 65 snaps a week after seeing just 10 on special teams. He's made at least three tackles in every game since Week 3 and is up to 4.5 sacks on the year.
Allen (ankle/knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Lions.
Allen began the week not practicing but put in a full session Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 24-year-old has 38 tackles (24 solo) and four sacks through nine games and should see a heavy workload again Sunday.
Allen (ankle/knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday.
Allen was a surprise DNP on Wednesday's injury report but was already back out there Thursday. He is trending the right direction for Sunday's tilt with the Lions.
Allen (ankle/knee) didn't practice Wednesday.
Allen logged a season-high 59 defensive snaps during this past Sunday's loss to the Jets, so it's unclear how he sustained these issues. The 2017 first-round pick's status for this Sunday's matchup against the Lions will be in doubt unless he can get onto the practice field in some capacity.
Allen had seven tackles (three solo) and a sack in Thursday's loss to Minnesota.
Allen led the Redskins' defensive ends with 57 defensive snaps and brought down Kirk Cousins on third down in the second quarter to hold the Vikings to a field goal. The 24-year-old had a slow start with zero sacks through the first four weeks of the season -- including one absence due to a knee injury -- but he now has four sacks and 22 total tackles over the last four games.
Allen finished Sunday's 17-16 win over the Dolphins with three tackles, including a pair of sacks.
It was a productive afternoon for Allen who, despite a season-low 37 snaps, twice brought down the opposing quarterback and now has three sacks in five games. He remains a risky option in IDP formats because of a limited role, but Allen could soon see more opportunities if he keeps up this level of play. The 24-year-old defensive end is certainly a player to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.
Allen recorded five tackles (four solo) and a sack across 58 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
Allen notched his first sack of the season, taking down Tom Brady late in the first quarter. Allen missed the majority of the first two weeks of the season with a MCL sprain, so there's a good chance he sees his reps increase as he continues to return to full strength.
Allen (knee) is officially active for Monday's tilt against the Bears, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Allen was initially listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bears, but he appears to have succeeded in shaking his knee injury. The 2017 first-round pick looks set for his usual starting role along Washington's defensive line.
The Redskins have officially listed Allen (knee) as questionable for Monday's game against the Bears.
Allen saw his workload increase each day at practice week, and even went as far as to deem himself ready to play. Although the team still opted to label him questionable, he appears on track to make his season debut. Allen recorded eight sacks in 2018, so his presence would certainly be beneficial to a Washington defense that has gotten to the quarterback just twice through two games.
Allen (knee) was a limited participant in Friday's practice but said he'll play Monday versus the Bears, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Allen dropped eight pounds to help his injured knee, and he said he feels great. Coach Jay Gruden isn't as certain about Allen's status, saying Allen "looked good" but he still needs a solid practice Saturday to be confirmed as ready. The Redskins' defense has only made two sacks this season, so having Allen (eight sacks in 2018) back could rejuvenate the unit.
Allen (knee) hasn't returned to practice and head coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that the team is "just making sure he's going to be okay before he starts individual drills and practice," Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reports.
Allen originally sustained the sprained knee in Washington's season opener and missed last Sunday's matchup with Dallas because of it. Gruden expressed hope that the 2017 first-round pick would be able to fully practice this week, but it has yet to come to fruition. With the Redskins not facing the Bears until Monday, Allen will have another day to rest and hopefully be prepared for the contest.
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|Sun 09/20||@ ARI||L 15-30||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ CLE||L 20-34||6||3||9||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs BAL||L 17-31||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||vs LAR||L 10-30||5||3||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||@ NYG||L 19-20||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs DAL||W 25-3||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||1|
|Sun 11/08||vs NYG||L 20-23||2||2||4||0.5||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ DET||L 27-30||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs CIN||W 20-9||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/26||@ DAL||W 41-16||1||3||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 12/07||@ PIT||W 23-17||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ SF||W 23-15||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||vs SEA||L 15-20||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||vs CAR||L 13-20||5||2||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ PHI||W 20-14||3||3||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 01/09||vs TB||L 23-31||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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