Allen is competing with Taylor Heinicke and Will Grier for the Panthers' No. 2 quarterback job, Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Allen is the underdog in the competition, with Heinicke looking good in the spring and Grier coming in as a third-round pick. Allen did perform well in his lone start last season Week 17 against the Saints, completing 16 of 27 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns while also adding a rushing score. Despite that performance, the 23-year-old is a long shot to crack Carolina's 53-man roster and may end up on the practice squad instead.
Allen has been living and working out with quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh Allen since January, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
The trio of second-year quarterbacks appears to be training with former NFL quarterback and current throwing coach Jordan Palmer, throwing four days per week. While Kyle Allen is clearly the ugly duckling of the bunch, training with a pair of top-10 picks seems like a prudent way for the 2018 undrafted quarterback to spend his first professional offseason. At the very least, it further corroborates the shoulder injury he sustained in the season finale wasn't a long-term issue.
Allen (shoulder) recently indicated that his injury isn't serious and said he expects to be back to full health in a matter of weeks, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.
Serving as the Panthers' starting quarterback in the Week 17 win over the Saints thanks to injuries to both Cam Newton (shoulder) and Taylor Heinicke (elbow), Allen never returned to the field after absorbing a hard hit from Saints edge rusher Marcus Davenport in the second half. However, it seems the undrafted rookie didn't sustain a long-term injury, an encouraging development for a player who showed promise during his limited action. His performances in Week 17 and briefly in relief of Heinicke in Week 16 might keep him in the picture to claim the No. 2 gig behind Newton in 2019.
Allen won't return to Sunday's game at New Orleans due to a shoulder injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Allen's final line Sunday reads 16-for-27 passing for 228 yards and two touchdowns.
Allen took a massive hit from the Saints' Marcus Davenport midway through the fourth quarter and remained on the turf for some time. He subsequently had his right throwing shoulder examined on the sideline, according to Joe Person of The Athletic. With Allen and Taylor Heinicke (elbow) going down in back-to-back games in place of Cam Newton (shoulder), Garrett Gilbert takes over the offense for the final minutes of the Panthers' season.
Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Allen will start Sunday's season finale at New Orleans, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
The Panthers will have a new starting signal-caller for the third straight game in Allen, an undrafted rookie out of Houston who was called up from the practice squad last week. Cam Newton was lost after the Week 15 loss to the Saints due to lingering discomfort in his right throwing shoulder, while Taylor Heinicke was moved to injured reserve Wednesday due to a left elbow. That leaves Allen as the next man up after he worked as the backup to Heinicke in Week 16 against the Falcons and completed all four of his passes for 38 yards in abbreviated action. With the Saints' 28th-ranked pass defense on tap, he could be a decent one-week replacement in spite of the visit to the raucous confines of the Superdome.
Allen is expected to serve as the Panthers' starting quarterback Sunday against the Saints after Carolina placed Taylor Heinicke (elbow) on injured reserve Wednesday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.
After being promoted from the practice squad ahead of the Panthers' Week 16 game against the Falcons, Allen made his NFL debut in the second quarter when Heinicke exited the contest with the elbow injury. Allen acquitted himself well by completing all four of his passes for 38 yards before Heinicke was cleared to return to action and finish out the 24-10 loss. The Panthers sent Heinicke for a follow-up exam Monday, with an MRI evidently determining that the signal-caller's injury was significant enough to keep him sidelined for the season finale. That opens the door for Allen to receive the starting assignment in the season finale, as coach Ron Rivera acknowledged earlier in the week that the team doesn't intend to use Cam Newton (shoulder) in Week 17. Given that he lacked any track record at the NFL level until last week, Allen doesn't make for anything more than a speculative punt play in DFS contests or as a No. 2 option in season-long formats that start two quarterbacks.
Coach Ron Rivera noted that Allen will be the next man up to start the Panthers' Week 17 game against the Saints in the event Taylor Heinicke (elbow) is unavailable for the contest, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
After being called up from the practice squad Thursday when it was revealed that Cam Newton (shoulder) would be shut down for the season, Allen stepped in as the backup for Heinicke in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Falcons. The undrafted rookie was pressed into action in the second quarter after Heinicke exited with the elbow injury and proceeded to complete all four of his pass attempts for 38 yards before Heinicke was eventually cleared to return. Though Heinicke finished out the contest, the signal-caller will be sent in for an MRI on Monday, which tentatively creates uncertainty about his Week 17 status. Rivera said he expected to know more about Heinicke's outlook Wednesday, but if Heinicke is forced to sit out this weekend, Allen would be in line for his first NFL start. Rivera dismissed the possibility of the Panthers activating Newton for the contest while the franchise quarterback continues to deal with a lingering shoulder injury.
The Panthers signed Allen from their practice squad Thursday, Jelani Scott of the team's official site reports.
Allen's spot on the 53-man roster comes following the placement of Shaq Thompson (shoulder) on injured reserve. With Cam Newton (shoulder) expected to be shut down for the season, Allen will slot in as the Panthers' No. 2 quarterback behind Taylor Heinicke.
Allen was signed to the Panthers' practice squad Tuesday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
The Houston product is back with the Panthers after he was signed, and then subsequently cut, by the team earlier this season. To make room for Allen, the Panthers cut Dezmen Southward from their practice squad.
Allen worked out for the 49ers on Tuesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 49ers brought in multiple quarterbacks Tuesday, as the team needs to fill the void left by Jimmy Garropolo, who's out for the season with a torn ACL. Allen signed with the Panthers after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft before being released during roster cut downs. The 49ers will likely want someone with significant experience to back up second-year quarterback C.J. Beathard, leaving Allen's chances of signing with San Francisco relatively low.