Allison (suspension) caught two passes for 32 yards in Saturday's preseason victory over the Redskins.
Allison displayed good run-after-the-catch skills Saturday, including a 25-yard reception on which he zigged and zagged down the right sideline. Although Allison will sit out the regular-season opener to serve a suspension -- and the Packers are deep at his position -- his experience, size and skill set will make him the Packers' No. 4 receiver once Week 2 rolls around.
Allison has been suspended for the first game of the 2017 regular season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Allison's suspension stems from a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, which occurred during a traffic stop in September of 2016. He'll still be able to participate in training camp and all of the Packers' preseason games, but he won't be able to suit up Week 1 versus the Seahawks. The No. 4 spot on the depth chart at wide receiver is up for grabs heading into training camp, but Allison will likely be the favorite to fill that role. Jeff Janis could see additional snaps Week 1, however, while Allison serves the one-game suspension.
Allison settled his misdemeanor marijuana possession charge Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
The charge followed a September traffic stop in which Allison was stopped for speeding. After it was downgraded to an ordinance violation and an accompanying $330.50 fine, he may still be subject to league discipline under the NFL's policy for substances of abuse. However, neither the league nor the Packers have commented on the matter at this time.
As an undrafted rookie out of Illinois last season, Allison didn't crack the active roster until Week 8 and, as expected, it then took him a little while to find a groove within the Green Bay offense. However, he emerged as a legitimate factor by year's end in which he caught 13 balls for 222 yards and a score across the Packers' final two regular season contests and three playoff games. Looking ahead to 2017, Allison will look to solidify the No. 4 receiving role behind Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb.
Allison, an undrafted rookie from Illinois, was released by the
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