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Russell Allen | Linebacker | #50

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 238
College: San Diego State
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Free agent LB Russell Allen suffered a stroke in Week 15 and is being forced to retire.
It was initially believed that Allen suffered a concussion in the Week 15 tilt, but two days later it was discovered that he suffered an on-field stroke. A dead spot in his brain, on his cerebellum, has resulted in the end of his football career. We now know why Allen was released with the failed physical designation last week. The 27-year-old entered the league as an undrafted free agent and never missed a game until the final two of 2013. His career ends with 331 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and one interception across five seasons. Tue, Apr 22, 2014 11:03:00 AM

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Jaguars released/failed physical LB Russell Allen.

A 2009 undrafted free agent, Allen has spent his entire career with the Jags, starting 29 games over the past two seasons. Jax's weak-side linebacker in 2013, Allen tallied 64 tackles and a sack before a concussion sent him to injured reserve in Week 16. The "failed physical" designation suggests he's still recovering. Allen graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 17 4-3 outside linebacker, but is a replacement-level run stuffer. Going on 28, he's best suited to a reserve role. Although by no means a difference maker, Allen's release creates another need on the second level of Jacksonville's defense.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Jaguars placed WLB Russell Allen (concussion) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Allen appeared in 14 games as the Jaguars' weak-side linebacker, posting 64 tackles, one sack and three tackles for a loss. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 16 4-3 outside linebacker among 34 qualifiers. Allen is a decent bet to be back in Jacksonville next year for the final year of his current contract at $1.975 million.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 11:53:00 AM

Jaguars WLB Russell Allen left last night's game with a walking boot on his right ankle.

Allen was injured on the first play of the game. There are no further details at this time, but if Allen was to miss any time, the Jags will look to Julian Stanford or Brandon Marshall to step up.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Russell Allen and Geno Hayes are penned in as the Jaguars' starting outside linebackers.

The Jags let concussion-riddled Clint Session go during last season and Hayes was their only significant free agent addition at linebacker. They didn't spend any draft picks at the position. Middle linebacker Paul Posluszny and Allen are tackle machines, but are far from run-stuffers. The Jags' defense will be one for fantasy owners to attack once again this season.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 09:11:00 AM

The Florida Times Union expects Russell Allen to challenge Clint Session for the Jaguars' starting weak-side linebacker job.

Allen is at worst the Jaguars' top backup at all three linebacker positions, and he held his own in six spot starts last season. With a new coaching staff in Jacksonville, Session's $29 million contract no longer carries as much weight in camp battles. Session was concussed three times last year.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 03:15:00 PM

Jaguars signed LB Russell Allen to a three-year, $6 million contract.

Per TheSidelineView.com's Adam Caplan, Allen is receiving just over $1 million guaranteed. A restricted free agent, Allen was tendered at the second-round level just prior to agreeing on the new deal. The Jaguars value Allen highly after he held his own while filling in for Clint Session (concussions) late last season. Allen will return to a reserve/special teams role in 2012.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 11:00:00 PM

The Jaguars are attempting to work out a multi-year deal with restricted free agent LB Russell Allen.

Allen has appeared in all 48 games since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2009, making 15 starts. He played 293 snaps in 2011, grading out positively against the run and in coverage by Pro Football Focus.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 11:21:00 AM

Russell Allen is expected to replace Clint Session (injured reserve, concussions) in the starting lineup.

Allen, a former undrafted free agent, will step in on the weak side. He started four games at outside linebacker last season, piling up 42 tackles.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 08:26:00 AM

Jaguars third-year LB Russell Allen is expected to compete for a starting job in training camp and/or the preseason.

Allen started four games in 2010 at weak- and strong-side linebacker, piling up 42 tackles. He also had seven stops on special teams and will definitely be a part of the Jaguars' active roster on game days. The question is whether he could replace free agent Justin Durant as a full-time "WILL" 'backer.
Source: FOX Sports
Thu, Jun 9, 2011 09:59:00 AM

Jags LB Russell Allen is expected to start in place of Justin Durant (concussion) this week.

Allen has reportedly impressed the Jags with his "mobility and tackling ability" as a reserve, but he's not on Durant's level. Updgrade the matchup for Marshawn Lynch, who is still just a RB2/flex with Fred Jackson eating into his workload.
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 10:00:00 AM

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