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Antonio Allen | Defensive Back | #20

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (242) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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Texans signed S Antonio Allen, formerly of the Jets.
The Texans have gaping holes at both safety spots and will probably hold a summer competition. Allen missed all of 2015 with a torn Achilles' but should be 100 percent by now. Look for Allen to also help on special teams. Mar 16 - 3:21 PM

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Newsday's Kimberley Martin reports both the Jets and Texans are "trying to sign" free agent DB Antonio Allen.

Allen missed all of last season with a torn Achilles' but should be at or near 100 percent now. At 6'1/210, he has safety size, but Allen did dabble at cornerback for coach Rex Ryan's Jets in 2014. He'd also help on special teams.
Mar 16 - 9:29 AM

Free agent S Antonio Allen is visiting the Texans on Tuesday.

Most adept at stopping the run, Allen missed all of 2015 with a torn Achilles' tendon. The 2012 seventh rounder has always struggled in coverage.
Mar 15 - 4:01 PM

Jets waived-injured DB Antonio Allen.

Allen blew out his Achilles' on Thursday and is done for the season. He'll head to season-ending injured reserve once he clears waivers. Allen will be a free agent next offseason, but should be ready in time for spring practices.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 10:54:00 AM

The Jets fear DB Antonio Allen suffered a torn Achilles' in Thursday's training camp practice.

With the Jets secondary so devoid on talent the past couple seasons, Allen was forced to make 17 starts and play 1,077 snaps between both safety spots and corner. Entering the final year of his contract, a torn Achilles' would end his year.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 08:54:00 AM

Jets DB Antonio Allen suffered an Achilles' injury in Thursday's practice.

Allen couldn't put any weight on his foot, and had to be helped off the field. A season-ending injury is a possibility.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Jets CB Antonio Allen was benched at halftime of the Week 9 loss at Kansas City.

Allen was getting whipped all over the field by Travis Kelce in the first half, giving up a 12-yard touchdown and a 34-yard completion. He was replaced by Josh Thomas. "I wanted to stop somebody," Ryan said when asked to explain why he benched Allen. This atrocious secondary is in more hot water than ever as a white-hot Ben Roethlisberger comes to town in Week 10.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 08:49:00 AM

The Jets will keep converted safety Antonio Allen at cornerback for the rest of the season.

"I don't see how we can go back," DC Dennis Thurman said Thursday. Pro Football Focus has charted Allen as the most heavily targeted cornerback in football through three games, giving him up-and-down grades week to week. He's consequently been an IDP stud, racking up 17 tackles (16 solo) with five pass breakups. Although Allen has given up a solid number of completions, PFF has him allowing a respectable 80.7 passer rating into his coverage.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Jets DB Antonio Allen will start at cornerback in Week 1.

It means Dee Milliner (high-ankle sprain) will be sitting. Allen has been an NFL cornerback all of three weeks, but is the Jets' best option opposite fourth-year UDFA Darrin Walls. Ineffective former first-rounder Kyle Wilson will remain in the slot. In theory, the Jets would be a good team to spot start against, but the Raiders will be trotting out second-rounder Derek Carr, whose starting experience is limited to one preseason game. The Jets desperately need Milliner back for Week 2, when they take on Aaron Rodgers.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Jets DB Antonio Allen (concussion) is expected to be ready for Week 1.

Allen has resumed practicing after suffering a concussion in New York's third preseason game. A converted safety, Allen may start at cornerback against the Raiders with Dee Milliner still nursing a high ankle sprain.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Jets CB/S Antonio Allen (concussion) will sit out Thursday's preseason finale.

Even with the Jets scrambling for bodies, this will likely end the experimentation with Allen at cornerback.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Jets CB/S Antonio Allen was forced from Friday's preseason game against the Giants with a head injury.

Allen took a hit from a fellow Jet, and appeared dazed before heading to the locker room. He's likely concussed. Filling in at corner for the Jets' patchwork secondary, Allen was looking good before going down, at one point almost making a one-handed pick of Eli Manning. He was covering Rueben Randle deep.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 08:57:00 PM

Jets S Antonio Allen is expected to start at cornerback in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.

The Jets shifted Allen to corner on Monday, and plan to keep him there through at least the end of the week as they look to remedy their depth issues. "Well, if (Allen) can cover (A.J. Green), then he can cover them all," coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday. A linebacker/safety hybrid in college, Allen has essentially zero experience at corner, but the Jets like his man-to-man ability. Even if Allen shows better than expected, it would likely be a disaster were he forced in to major time at corner during the regular season.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 10:28:00 PM

The Jets moved S Antonio Allen to cornerback in Monday's practice.

All three of CBs Dee Milliner, Dimitri Patterson, and Dexter McDougle are injured, so somebody had to play corner. Allen, a former college outside linebacker, picked off two passes in the practice, and coach Rex Ryan labeled him a "baller" afterward. Ryan hinted the switch could become permanent.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 09:11:00 AM

Jets S Antonio Allen is getting most of the first-team reps at strong safety during OTAs.

Allen is competing with Dawan Landry for the starting spot opposite rookie Calvin Pryor. With all three options solid against the run, the Jets are searching for someone to shore up a pass defense that was one of the worst in the league last season. Allen needs work in that area, and his development in coverage during camp will go a long way to determine if he can hold off Landry.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 11:13:00 AM

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