Allison completed his recovery from core muscle surgery and is excited to get a look in multiple roles under new coach Matt LaFleur, ESPN.com's Rob Demovksy reports. "You don't want to be in a one-position role; that's limiting yourself," Allison said. "I feel confident where I'm at. I'm still able to do the same things I could before the injury."
Allison bounced back strong from season-ending surgery in November and re-signed with the Packers on a one-year, $2.8 million contract that includes a $750,000 signing bonus. He might've received a multi-year offer sheet from another team if he'd accepted his restricted free agent tender for $2.025 million, but he preferred to stay with the Packers and bet on himself to earn a much larger contract next offseason. The approach makes sense given that Allison posted a 20-303-2 receiving line in five games last season, including four straight weeks above 60 yards to start the year. With Randall Cobb off to Dallas and no replacement signed, the Packers figure to host an open competition for all the receiver spots behind Davante Adams. The 25-year-old Allison likely will open training camp on the first-team offense, with his experience playing both outside and inside improving his odds to lock down a key role. His lanky build is atypical for a slot receiver, yet 24 of his 55 career receptions (44 percent) have come from the inside (per ESPN Stats & Info).
The Packers tendered Allison as a restricted free agent Wednesday, giving the team the "right of first refusal" on any offer he may have received. While the tender equated to $2.025 million, this new deal increases his guaranteed money and includes incentives. As the receiving corps stands, Allison is the No. 2 option behind Davante Adams, with second-year and unproven players littering the rest of the depth chart. Allison hasn't produced much in 30 games with the Packers, but his peripherals (13.8 YPC, 8.3 YPT and 60.4 percent catch rate) indicate he'll produce at least modest results with increased volume.
Allison was tendered to a one-year contract Wednesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Allison was a restricted free agent who would've hit the open market had Green Bay not extended him a contract tender before free agency opened Wednesday. Now locked in with the Packers for another season, Allison currently appears to be entering the upcoming offseason program as the team's No. 2 wideout behind Davante Adams, a role that has been historically productive with Aaron Rodgers behind center.
Allison (groin) said he will be 100 percent healthy for the start of voluntary workouts in early April, Jim Owczarski of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Allison had season-ending surgery in November to repair a core muscle injury, with his recovery timeline estimated at six weeks. He also dealt with a concussion and a hamstring injury earlier in the season, finishing with a 20-303-2 receiving line on 30 targets in just five appearances. While the per-game production is promising for his 2019 outlook, the 25-year-old may need to battle for playing time this summer, assuming he's still with the Packers. Allison is scheduled to become a restricted free agent, and his status as an undrafted player (2016) means the Packers will need to extend a second-round tender ($3.095 million) to ensure he isn't poached. The team has until March 13 to make a decision.
Allison (groin) won't be eligible to be activated from injured reserve this season after the Packers designated wideout Jake Kumerow (shoulder) to return from IR on Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
After bringing back fellow receiver Trevor Davis from IR last week, the Packers used their second and final designation on Kumerow, a preseason standout who seems to be near full health. While Allison projects to be close to 100 percent before the end of 2018, he was never an ideal candidate to return from IR since he wouldn't have been eligible to play until the postseason. Allison shouldn't face any restrictions when the Packers reconvene for OTAs next spring.
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||2||12||202||16.8||39||2||3||0||11|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||2||23||253||11.0||72||0||1||1||10|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||5||4||20||303||15.2||64||2||4||1||11|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||5||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||5||0||0||0||---||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|