Allen agreed to take a pay cut of $1 million Thursday, setting his contract at $4 million for 2019, Annie Sabo of NBC Tampa Bay reports.
The 27-year-old was solid as a depth defensive tackle in 2018, recording 20 tackles (15 solo) in 14 games. The change in contract will free up some money towards the cap for the Buccaneers, and Allen should figure to fight for a solidified spot on the defensive line in 2019.
Allen (foot) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
The fifth-year tackle has been dealing with a troublesome foot the majority of the season, but he's managed to suit up for the last five games. Allen logged 27 snaps against the Redskins in the Week 10 loss, which did mark his lowest figure in that category since Week 2. With back-to-back limited practices to open the practice week that could well be part of an injury maintenance program at this point of the campaign, Allen is likely trending toward active status again in Week 11 against the Giants.
Allen (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Allen returned to full participation Friday after logging limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday, so he's trending in the right direction. The defensive tackle is slated to return from a two-game absence, having been sidelined since Week 2 due to a foot injury.
Allen (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Allen's appearance at practice marks his first time back since Sept. 16. It's unclear whether he'll be ready to go for Sunday's game considering the extended absence from competition, but things should clear up before Sunday's tilt with Atlanta.
Allen will miss a second consecutive week due to an unspecified foot injury he sustained in Week 2. Unless rookie Vita Vea (calf) is able to suit up, both Jerel Worthy and William Gholston could again be in store for extended snaps.
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||20||15.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|