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Nate Allen | Defensive Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: South Florida
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Raiders signed S Nate Allen to a four-year, $23 million contract with $11.8 million guaranteed.
Opposing wideouts and tight ends torched Allen last season, but that didn't stop Oakland from pursuing him. He'll play free safety alongside veteran SS Charles Woodson. Brandian Ross will likely move to a reserve role now that Allen has joined the secondary. The money Oakland paid Allen is probably even beyond his agent's wildest dreams. Folks in Philly are chuckling. Mar 12 - 1:07 PM

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Free agent S Nate Allen will visit the Raiders.

The Raiders have put their abundance of cap space to aggressive use over the last two days, inking Roy Helu, Rodney Hudson, Curtis Lofton and Dan Williams. Allen got shredded on a weekly basis last season but still found a way to lead the Eagles with four interceptions. He'd start at free safety in Oakland.
Mar 11 - 11:47 AM

Free agent S Nate Allen has been fully cleared by Florida authorities following a Feb. 16 incident.

A 16-year-old girl called 911 to tell police "she saw a man in a large black two-door or four-door pickup, most likely a Ford, with his window down masturbating in the truck." She said the man was in his mid-40s to early 50s, with a gray/white goatee and red shirt/white visor. Later, police saw Allen driving a Ford truck and wearing a red shirt/white hat and stopped him. Of course, he's only 27 and further investigation showed Allen couldn't have been the man the girl saw. Allen will hit the open market in March.
Feb 24 - 9:18 AM

Free agent S Nate Allen was released and not charged following a Monday incident in Fort Myers, Fla.

Allen was brought in by police after a 16-year-old girl accused him of indecent exposure. The accuser ended up changing her story several times and authorities concluded there wasn't enough evidence to charge him. Allen said "someone definitely lied" and vowed to clear his name. It's an unfortunate time for the underperforming safety to be in the news as he's a free agent this offseason.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 17 - 8:39 AM

Free agent S Nate Allen was arrested Monday afternoon in Fort Myers, Fla.

No other details are available at the moment. Allen, 27, started 15-of-16 games for the Eagles this past season, playing 1,121 snaps. He received positive marks in coverage and run defense, but has annually been a problem on the back end for Philadelphia. The Eagles are expected to let Allen walk in free agency.
Feb 16 - 9:08 PM

Free agent S Nate Allen is not expected to re-sign with the Eagles.

If Allen does come back, it will only be as a backup and special teamer. He's been a disaster ever since the Eagles took him 37th overall in 2010, taking plenty of blame for the annual secondary woes in Philly.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 12 - 10:32 AM

Eagles declared S Nate Allen (hamstring) inactive for Sunday's Week 9 game at Houston.

Allen, one of the worst starting safeties in the league, was a game-time call. Earl Wolff starts which will make Eagles fans happy, but it's scary to think how bad he's been in practice if he couldn't unseat Allen. Darren Sproles (knee) is a full-go, as expected. The rest of the Eagles inactives: QB Matt Barkley, WR Brad Smith, OL Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, LB Marcus Smith and DE Taylor Hart.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Nate Allen has earned the start at strong safety in all three of the Eagles' preseason games.

Coach Chip Kelly would not commit to Allen, but said he has had an "outstanding camp." It would be surprising if Allen does not open the season as the starter opposite Malcolm Jenkins. Earl Wolff should serve as the third safety.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Nate Allen is running with the Eagles' first-team defense at strong safety next to FS Malcolm Jenkins.

Allen and second-year S Earl Wolff will compete for the job. The Eagles would likely prefer Wolff take the next step in his development and win the job, but both players struggled in coverage and against the run last season. Allen was re-signed to a one-year, $2 million deal back in March.
Thu, May 29, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Eagles re-signed S Nate Allen to a one-year, $2 million contract.

There's another $1 million available in playing-time incentives. Allen, the No. 37 overall pick in 2010, was a horrific bust through his first three seasons. But he showed enough improvement last season that the Eagles are going to give him another chance. He'll likely compete with Earl Wolff to be Philly's starting strong safety opposite new FS Malcolm Jenkins.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Impending free agent S Nate Allen thinks there's a good chance he'll re-sign with the Eagles.

Beat writer Les Bowen notes that Allen might have improved more any defender on the Eagles roster during the 2013 season. That's because he set such a low bar through his first three NFL seasons and the beginning of this season. Allen graded out 49th among 86 qualifying safeties in Pro Football Focus' ranks in 2013. Improving the secondary should be a major priority for GM Howie Roseman.
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 09:00:00 AM

The Eagles confirmed that Nate Allen will continue to start at strong safety.

If Earl Wolff was ready, the Eagles would undoubtedly make the switch. Allen has been among the worst safeties in the league through his four NFL seasons. However, Wolff -- a fifth-round rookie -- just isn't "ready to go the whole way," according to coach Chip Kelly. Luckily for the Eagles, Captain Checkdown Alex Smith won't test Allen over the top Thursday night.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Nate Allen and Patrick Chung will be the Eagles starting safeties in Monday night's opener against the Redskins.

Allen rotated with rookie Earl Wolff throughout the preseason and will continue to do so into the regular season. It's a gaping hole in an Eagles defense that is going to struggle badly this year. Their trio of safeties is arguably the worst in the entire NFL. In the 2010 draft, the Eagles used the No. 13 pick on DE Brandon Graham, passing on No. 14 pick S Earl Thomas and No. 15 pick Jason Pierre-Paul.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Nate Allen and Pat Chung opened OTAs as the Eagles' starting safeties.

Allen is getting the first crack at free safety, but Kenny Phillips will also get plenty of first-team reps and should probably come away with the job by Week 1. Allen is entering the final year of his contract, and the former second-round pick is running out of chances to prove himself.
Mon, May 13, 2013 08:19:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer confirms the "clock is ticking" on fourth-year S Nate Allen's time with the Eagles.

Allen's 2013 roster spot should be safe because he costs just $642,000, but this could be his final year in Philly after the signings of Kenny Phillips and Pat Chung. Allen was an NFL Defensive ROY candidate in 2010 before rupturing his patellar tendon that December. He hasn't been half the player ever since.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 06:46:00 PM