Allen rotated in the middle of the Eagles' defensive line during 2017, notching 20 tackles (13 solo) and a sack during the regular season. With a lack of options alongside Gerald McCoy for 2018, Allen could be in line for a bigger role with the Bucs in 2018.
Allen served as a reserve defensive tackle in Philadelphia's defensive line rotation in 2017, as he has in each of his four seasons with the team. The 26-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent and most likely will compete for a similar role with a new team in 2018, should he not re-sign with the Eagles.
Allen (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Allen didn't suit up for the Week 12 win over the Bears due to knee tendinitis, but it appears the issue is now behind him. Barring a setback in practice the rest of the week, Allen seems likely to fill his usual backup role along the defensive line Sunday in Seattle.
Allen (knee) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Bears, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
After injuring his knee last weekend, Allen was diagnosed with tendinitis and consequently didn't log any practice reps in advance of this game. No matter, the Eagles employ a deep rotation along the defensive line, with seven players, including Allen, earning at least 45 percent of the defensive snaps this season. On the year, Allen himself has totaled 13 tackles (eight solo) and one sack in 10 contests.
The knee injury Allen suffered in Sunday's win over the Cowboys is being labeled as tendinitis, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Knee tendinitis typically isn't a long-term concern for most players, so it appears Allen was able to avoid a significant health setback. Nonetheless, his status for the Week 12 matchup with the Bears remains shrouded in some mystery at this time.
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