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Jeff Allen | Guard | #79

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 306
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (44) / KC
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Texans started former right guard Jeff Allen at left tackle Week 13 against the Titans.
Kendall Lamm struggled at left tackle in Week 12, so the Texans decided to shift Allen out to the position. "I felt pretty comfortable," Allen said. "Obviously, I still have some work to do. I was a little rusty out there." With Allen at tackle, Greg Mancz took over at right guard. Dec 4 - 10:50 AM

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Texans RG Jeff Allen will start in Week 4 against the Titans.

Allen missed the last two games with an ankle issue. He should be fully healthy after getting removed from the injury report. Allen's return is an upgrade for Houston's run game.
Sep 30 - 5:16 PM

Texans RG Jeff Allen (ankle) got in a full practice Wednesday.

Allen has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, but he looks on track to return this week. Greg Mancz has been starting in his place.
Sep 28 - 10:26 AM

Texans declared RG Jeff Allen, TE Ryan Griffin, TE Stephen Anderson, RB Alfred Blue, WR Will Fuller and WR Bruce Ellington inactive for Week 2 against the Bengals.

The Texans are stunningly injury ravaged for Deshaun Watson's first career NFL start. He'll go with an anonymous group at tight end, and be missing two starting offensive linemen. He's being set up to fail.
Sep 14 - 7:07 PM

Texans RG Jeff Allen (ankle) is unlikely to play Thursday night against the Bengals.

It is the last thing the Texans' beleaguered offensive line needs. With Allen out, Greg Mancz is expected to get the start against Cincinnati. The Bengals DST makes for a nice streaming option this week.
Sep 12 - 1:07 PM

Texans RG Jeff Allen lost 21 pounds this offseason.

Signed to a four-year, $28-million contract in 2016, Allen's first season in Houston was one to forget. He struggled in his transition from the left side to the right and dealt with an ankle injury which ultimately required offseason surgery. Now healthy and in much better shape, Allen should return to form.
May 27 - 11:53 AM

Texans RG Jeff Allen is recovering from offseason ankle surgery.

He's expected to be ready for the start of OTAs. Signed to a four-year, $28 million deal last offseason, Allen graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 72 guard out of 77 qualifiers, getting blasted in run blocking.
Mar 10 - 9:27 AM

Texans RG Jeff Allen suffered a concussion in Week 14 against the Colts.

He was ruled out in the second half. The concussion is Allen's second of the season. Xavier Su'a-Filo is Allen's backup.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Texans RG Jeff Allen (concussion) was ruled out for Week 6 against the Colts.

Allen exited last week's game with a concussion, and he was unable to get cleared in time for this game. With RT Derek Newton (ankle) questionable, Houston's struggles on the offensive line look set to continue.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 09:46:00 AM

Texans RG Jeff Allen exited Week 5 against the Vikings with a concussion.

He left the game in the third quarter and never returned. The Texans lost five players to injury Sunday.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 03:51:00 PM

Texans signed G/T Jeff Allen, formerly of the Chiefs, to a four-year, $28 million contract.

Allen can play tackle, but he will likely play guard in Houston after Brandon Brooks bolted in free agency. With Brock Osweiler and Lamar Miller also coming to town, the Texans are completely remaking their offense. Allen should play a pivotal role in that transformation.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 03:46:00 PM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports the Bears and Falcons are "heavily pursuing" free agent G/T Jeff Allen.

Allen is the poor man's version of Kelechi Osemele as someone capable of playing both guard and tackle. Unlike Osemele, however, Allen probably isn't an option at left tackle, and that will keep his price within reason.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 12:51:00 PM

Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman said fixing the offensive line is "a priority, period."

"It's a priority today. It's a priority tomorrow. It's a priority next week. It's a priority in April. It's going to be a priority," Roseman said. "Every day we're looking for offensive linemen." One offensive lineman the Eagles could be looking at is impending free agent LG Jeff Allen, who played for new coach Doug Pederson in Kansas City. Philadelphia needs to replace both guard spots this offseason.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 11:18:00 AM

The Chiefs believe RT Jeff Allen only has an MCL sprain.

An MCL sprain is a multiple-week injury, but it's better than a ligament tear, which might have cost Allen a big chunk of the season. Still, we likely won't see him for the rest of the preseason. Allen has worked at both right guard and right tackle in camp, but seemed to be settling in at tackle.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Chiefs RT Jeff Allen suffered a knee injury in Saturday's preseason opener.

The Chiefs immediately ruled Allen out for the game, suggesting he's dealing with a serious injury. He played with the first team prior to going down. Donald Stephenson replaced Allen at right tackle.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 09:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Savage
2T.J. Yates
RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3Andre Ellington
4Jordan Todman
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Andre Ellington
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Braxton Miller
3Chris Thompson
WR21Will Fuller
2Cobi Hamilton
WR31Braxton Miller
TE1Stephen Anderson
LT1Julie'n Davenport
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
2Kyle Fuller
C1Nick Martin
2Greg Mancz
RG1Jeff Allen
2Chad Slade
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Kendall Lamm
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn