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Nate Allen | Defensive Back

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
College: South Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (37) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Dolphins signed S Nate Allen to a one-year, $3.4 million contract.
Allen signed a "four-year, $23 million" deal with the Raiders two years ago, but was released after one season. He ended up re-signing for less money, but remained ineffective in 2016, and was allowed to walk. He'll be a body behind SS Reshad Jones as the Dolphins figure out how to replace Isa Abdul-Quddus. Mar 10 - 5:04 PM

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The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins are "closing in" on a deal with free agent S Nate Allen.

It sounds like Allen should be signed by Friday evening. The ex-Raider would be a warm body for a team that needs depth behind Reshad Jones.
Mar 10 - 4:19 PM

Free agent S Nate Allen is visiting the Dolphins on Friday.

Signed to a "four-year" deal by the Raiders in 2015, Allen played just 459 snaps for Oakland the past two seasons as he battled injuries and ineffectiveness. The Dolphins are looking for a replacement for Isa Abdul-Quddus.
Mar 10 - 9:29 AM

ESPN's Field Yates reports S Nate Allen's one-year deal with the Raiders is worth $3 million.

$1.85 million of that is guaranteed, and Allen can earn $2 million more through incentives. He was originally scheduled to earn $4.9 million guaranteed before being released this week. Knee issues limited Allen to five games last season, but he should be 100 percent for the offseason program.
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 09:44:00 AM

Raiders re-signed S Nate Allen.

Allen's release ended up being a procedural move. His original $4.9 million salary was set to become guaranteed on Wednesday, an untenable sum for a methodically declining player who missed 11 games with a knee issue in 2015. The terms of the new agreement are unclear. Allen will be in the mix for a starting job, but it's far from a guarantee.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Raiders released S Nate Allen.

Allen signed a "four-year, $23 million" contract last March, but ended up appearing in only five games for the Silver and Black, making three starts. He missed 11 contests with a knee issue. The move creates $5 million in cap space, and leaves behind no dead money. His $4.9 million salary was set to become guaranteed on Wednesday, forcing the move. Going on 29, Allen hasn't been effective in quite some time.
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Raiders placed FS Nate Allen (knee) on injured reserve.

Allen was limited to five games this year, but his injury isn't a long-term concern. Still, the early returns on his signing by GM Reggie McKenzie are poor. Just as he was in Philadelphia, Allen was an injury-ravaged liability his first season in Oakland. Allen is owed a $4.9 million base salary in 2016.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Raiders FS Nate Allen (knee) is out for Week 15 against the Packers.

Allen got in a limited practice Wednesday, but he sat out both Thursday's and Friday's sessions. Coach Jack Del Rio said Allen practiced Wednesday to see where he was, and the team decided after "not to push it." Allen avoided a setback, but his status for Week 16 remains murky. Taylor Mays got the start last week with Allen out.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 05:38:00 PM

Raiders FS Nate Allen exited Week 13 against the Chiefs with a knee injury.

Allen missed eight weeks with a knee injury earlier this season, but has been active since Week 10. Coach Jack Del Rio said they expect to know more Monday.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:38:00 PM

Raiders activated FS Nate Allen (knee) from injured reserve/designated for return.

Allen will start opposite Charles Woodson, with T.J. Carrie moving to corner. His return is an upgrade to a secondary that's allowed the fourth-most passing yards. The Raiders waived KR Marcus Thigpen in a corresponding move.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Raiders FS Nate Allen (knee) is expected to be activated off I.R.-designated for return this week.

Week 10 against the Vikings is the first game Allen is eligible to play after he went down 11 snaps into the season opener. Allen and Charles Woodson will patrol the back end for the Raiders moving forward.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 06:29:00 PM

Raiders S Nate Allen (knee, I.R./return) has resumed practicing.

It jump starts Allen's 21-day window to be activated. The Raiders have been getting surprisingly competent safety play this season, but Allen's return would be a boost for depth purposes. He's eligible for game action in Week 10.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Raiders placed S Nate Allen (knee) on injured reserve/designated to return.

If there's good news, it's that Allen has obviously avoided a torn ACL if the Raiders are counting on him coming back this season. The exact nature of Allen's knee issue remains unclear. The Raiders' safety corps was already one of the league's thinnest before Allen's injury. He's first eligible to return in Week 10.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 05:24:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Raiders fear S Nate Allen tore his ACL Week 1.

Allen is getting more tests today, but he is likely done for the season. With Charles Woodson (shoulder) also banged up, the Raiders are very thin at safety.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Raiders FS Nate Allen is out for the rest of Week 1 with a knee injury.

It's not a good sign, especially for a player in Allen with a ruptured patellar tendon in his history. Allen's new knee injury might be severe.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 05:18:00 PM