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Dwayne Allen | Tight End

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: Clemson
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GM Ryan Grigson referred to TE Dwayne Allen as "a beast."
The Colts are understandably high on Allen, who says he is "110 percent" as he comes off hip surgery. "How he plays in the red zone, how he plays in traffic, how he blocks at the point of attack, the tempo he plays at and the ferocity he plays at, he's a guy you want on your team," Grigson said. With Rob Chudzinski now helping Pep Hamilton as a special assistant, Allen's stock is on the rise sharply. No one gets more out of tight ends than Chud. Apr 7 - 10:16 AM

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Dwayne Allen (hip) said he's back to 100 percent.

"I’m great. I’m actually to 100 percent," Allen said. Allen is doing pilates three days a week, among other rehab activities, and should get some work in at OTAs next month. The third-year tight end underwent hip surgery in early October and was slapped with a six-month recovery timetable. Allen should return as a dominating in-line blocker with plus hands who plays most snaps, forcing Coby Fleener into the "move" role. Allen is a high-end TE2 with upside.
Mar 19 - 3:49 PM

Colts TE Dwayne Allen said his hip surgery ended up being more invasive than originally thought.

Allen was originally slapped with a 3-4 month timetable following his early-October procedure, but he said he's now looking at six months of rehab. He's hoping to get cleared in time for OTAs, but training camp might be more realistic. The Colts will ideally return with a two-tight end set as their base, featuring the beastly Allen in-line and Coby Fleener in the "move" spot. Allen's health is well worth tracking.
Jan 13 - 10:39 AM

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip surgery) will need 3-4 months of recovery time.

He'll be fully recovered for training camp next season. One of the best in-line tight ends in the league, Allen will be returning to a prominent role in 2014.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Colts placed TE Dwayne Allen on injured reserve with a hip injury, ending his season.

Allen will soon undergo surgery. Hip injuries can be tricky, but there's been no indication Allen won't be 100 percent for next summer's camp. One of the league's best young tight ends, Allen should be returning to a big role in 2014, and remains a "hold" in Dynasty leagues.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Colts TE Dwayne Allen needs season-ending hip surgery and is done for the season.

One of the game's best young all-around tight ends, the loss of Allen will ripple through the Colts offense. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will be forced to use fewer two tight end formations, meaning more chances for emerging stud T.Y. Hilton. Allen's absence will also be good news for the statistical production of talented move tight end Coby Fleener. With Allen sidelined in Week 2, Fleener posted a 4/69/1 line on eight targets. Allen's second NFL season ends with just one catch for a 20-yard touchdown.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) remains day to day.

Allen is sounding no better than 50-50 for Sunday's trip to San Francisco. Coby Fleener had a good day in Allen's absence Sunday, but the Colts are going to need all hands on deck if they're to pull the upset in San Francisco. For now, fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on Allen as a TE2 for Week 3.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 04:18:00 PM

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Dolphins.

Allen didn't practice all week and was downgraded to doubtful on Saturday. Coby Fleener will start and handle all tight end duties. The rest of the Colts inactives are LB Kavell Conner, WR David Reed, SS Delano Howell, OL Jeff Linkenbach, DL Montori Hughes, and OL Khaled Holmes.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) has been downgraded from questionable to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Allen didn't practice at all this week after suffering the hip injury in last Sunday's win over the Raiders. He's shaping up as a game-time decision who likely won't suit up. Coby Fleener will handle tight end duties, while Dominique Jones could see some time on offense. This could give OC Pep Hamilton a chance to get T.Y. Hilton additional playing time by using more three-wide sets.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 11:59:00 AM

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (questionable, hip) missed practice again Friday.

Players who don't practice almost never play on game day, and that's the case with Allen. His absence could increase T.Y. Hilton's Week 2 playing time by forcing OC Pep Hamilton to use more three-receiver packages, and fewer two-tight end sets. Allen remains day to day, but without a timetable for return.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 01:03:00 PM

Dwayne Allen (hip) remained out of Colts practice Thursday.

Allen said he's "seen improvement" with his hip, and is "optimistic" about suiting up against the Dolphins, but his status is up in the air. A third straight missed practice on Friday would trend him toward not playing, even if he earns a "questionable" tag.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 02:15:00 PM

Dwayne Allen (hip) did not practice for the Colts on Wednesday.

Allen exited Sunday's opener shortly after securing a 20-yard touchdown. He said after the game that his hip was fine, and results of the MRI came back negative. Allen's status will be updated again after Thursday's practice.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Dwayne Allen's (hip) MRI came back negative, and the Colts are hopeful he can practice on Wednesday.

It sounds like Allen will be ready to roll against the Dolphins, but it's possible he ends up "questionable" on Friday's injury report. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Following Sunday's win over the Raiders, Dwayne Allen said his hip was fine.

Allen left the game in the second half and never returned even though it was surprisingly close. Players always downplay the severity of injuries, especially immediately following games. Allen, who caught a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter, is undoubtedly heading for further testing.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 11:31:00 AM

Updating a previous item, the injury that cost Dwayne Allen the second half of Sunday's opener was to Allen's hip.

It was originally announced as a foot injury, but updated later. The good news is Allen did not aggravate the foot problem that cost him all of the preseason. The bad news is we don't know the extent, and Allen did not return. He caught a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter and was otherwise held out of the box score. Coby Fleener (one catch, seven yards) was even quieter.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 03:53:00 PM

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QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
3Chandler Harnish
RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Vick Ballard
4Chris Rainey
5Dan Herron
GLB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
FB1Stanley Havili
2Stephen Campbell
3Cameron White
WR11Reggie Wayne
2LaVon Brazill
3Da'Rick Rogers
WR21Hakeem Nicks
2T.Y. Hilton
3Griff Whalen
4Josh Lenz
WR31T.Y. Hilton
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
4Weslye Saunders
5Martell Webb
K1Adam Vinatieri