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Wyoming redshirt senior QB Josh Allen (shoulder) threw the ball in practice on Tuesday.

Allen took a seat against Fresno State on Saturday due to the shoulder injury. While the NFLer-to-be was not a padded participant during Tuesday's practice, he has thrown the ball around each of the last two days without reporting any pain. His status for the Cowboys' regular-season finale against San Jose State remains uncertain. If he can't play in that one, Nick Smith would draw a second consecutive start. All signs point toward Allen declaring for the draft after the season.
Nov 21 - 8:17 PM

Wyoming HC Craig Bohl said after Saturday's game against Fresno State that he believes redshirt junior QB Josh Allen will declare for the NFL Draft after this season.

"I would say no," Bohl said when asked if Allen would return to the team in 2018. "He and I have had some talks, and I think he’s going to plan on moving forward (to the NFL). So that’s what the plan was today." When Bohl refers to "the plan," he's talking about having sent Allen out first at Wyoming’s senior day ceremony. There was no ambiguity about that gesture: This is Allen's last year in college. Allen (shoulder) did not play on Saturday against Fresno State. He's questionable for this weekend's game against San Jose State. Despite his struggles this season, Allen is a projected first-round pick. Tools like these don't come around often.
Nov 20 - 6:03 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen (shoulder) is labeled day-to-day.

"We're seeing some pretty significant progress," HC Craig Bohl said. Allen missed Saturday's loss to Fresno State with an AC joint sprain. Nick Smith started in his place. Wyoming travels to San Jose State on Saturday. "I was given indication that we’d have him back this week," Bohl said. "So we’ll just have to look and see where he’s at next week. I know this, if there is any way in the world he can play, he’s going to play. And he wants to play. It just comes down to whether a guy is physically capable and cleared to play."
Nov 20 - 5:41 PM

Wyoming redshirt sophomore WR Austin Conway caught seven passes for 105 yards in a 13-7 loss to Fresno State on Saturday.

Conway (5'10/172) didn't appear to be missing injured QB Josh Allen in this one. Most of his catches were of the short-to-intermediate variety, but he did have a big 41-yard catch that set up a score for the Cowboys. Conway and Wyoming will take on San Jose State in the season finale next week.
Nov 19 - 12:34 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Nick Smith completed 20 of 32 attempts for 231 yards and a touchdown in the school's 13-7 loss to Fresno State on Saturday.

Smith started in place of Josh Allen, who is dealing with an injury to his throwing shoulder. Wyoming was down for the majority of the game, and most of Smith's production occurred in the fourth quarter.
Nov 18 - 5:44 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen was the first player announced for Wyoming's senior day introductions.

Allen is a junior. He's also not playing today against Fresno State, but dressed in pads to come out for the introduction. It's the strongest indication yet that he'll declare for the NFL Draft after this season. He's a projected first-round pick.
Nov 18 - 2:21 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Nick Smith was announced as starter for Saturday's game against Fresno State.

Injured starter Josh Allen dressed for the game but didn't go through warmups, an indication that he won't be available today. Allen suffered a throwing shoulder injury last week at Air Force. In his place, Smith will start his first game since Nov. 7, 2015 against Colorado State (26-7 loss).
Nov 18 - 2:18 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen (shoulder) is not warming up with the team in advance of Saturday's game against Fresno State.

The last update we received on Allen regarded a missed Tuesday practice while he received "specialized treatment" on his throwing shoulder. Since he hasn't been seen in warmups, it's almost assured that Allen won't be active today. Expect Nick Smith to draw the start.
Nov 18 - 1:14 PM

Bleacher Report's NFL lead draft writer Matt Miller believes that the best fit for Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen would be the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Now this would be interesting. Allen (6'5/235) has long been talked about as a prospect that needs to sit, and assuming Ben Roethlisberger plays one more season for the Steelers, he could do just that. "There are numerous questions about taking a quarterback who is a project, but I see Allen in the same light as I did Patrick Mahomes last year," Miller writes. The big question will be if Pittsburgh will have a high enough pick to take Allen, and it may require a trade up to do so, similar to what the Chiefs did to get Mahomes.
Nov 17 - 9:01 PM

SI's Albert Breer spoke with one NFL scout who described Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen by saying "he’s tall, athletic and has a huge arm, and everyone makes excuses for him."

The skill position players surround Allen last year made it to the NFL, including a receiver, tight end and running back. Both his head coach Craig Bohl and the anonymous scout brought this up, yet Allen completed 56-percent of his passes last season. In fact, his completion percentage has not changed this year. "Here’s what you get—coaches say, ‘I can fix that guy," the scout said of position coaches who like Allen. They bank on their ability, but accuracy has been a difficult trait to improve.
Source: SI.com
Nov 15 - 10:58 AM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen was held out of practice again on Tuesday while receiving "specialized treatment" for his throwing shoulder injury.

Allen's injury is of the "soft tissue" variety and was considered day-to-day. Throwing shoulder injuries are always bad news, but head coach Craig Bohl remains optimistic that Allen will play against Fresno State.
Nov 15 - 9:36 AM

Wyoming HC Craig Bohl believes that junior QB Josh Allen (shoulder) will be able to play on Saturday against Fresno State.

Allen (6'5/235) fell hard on his shoulder in the Cowboys win over Air Force and was forced to leave the game. Earlier today it was reported that the injury involved "soft tissue," but Bohl seems confident that the junior gunslinger will be able to go. If he can't, Nick Smith will get the start against the Bulldogs.
Nov 13 - 6:16 PM

Wyoming HC Craig Bohl says redshirt junior QB Josh Allen (shoulder) is suffering from a "soft tissue" injury and is day-to-day.

Allen injured his right (throwing) shoulder in Saturday's 28-14 win over Air Force. Bohl told reporters that it's too early to say whether Allen will start this weekend's game against Fresno State. A potential top-10 NFL prospect, Allen has thrown for 1,658 yards with a 13/6 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 207 yards and five touchdowns. Allen remains extremely raw, but he's drawn comparisons to Cam Newton.
Source: ESPN
Nov 13 - 4:11 PM

Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen completed 8-of-11 passes for 70 yards with a touchdown before leaving their 28-14 victory over Air Force on Saturday with an undisclosed injury.

Allen also added a rushing touchdown. Allen was playing relatively well in this one before leaving to the locker room with the aforementioned injury, and returned to the sidelines, but not in uniform. Nick Smith took over as the Cowboys quarterback. We'll have more information on the severity of the injury when Wyoming updates his status after the game.
Nov 12 - 1:45 AM

An NFL area scout told Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel that he "wouldn't be shocked" if Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen was the first quarterback selected in the spring draft.

"At the end of the season, (Sam) Darnold and (Josh) Rosen will have a chance to do it on a big stage. But if Allen was No. 1 [in April], I wouldn’t be shocked. They all have things they need to work on," the scout said. Allen's draft stock and potential slot will be an infinitely intriguing storyline to watch this winter into the spring. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder has lost none of the physical attributes and tools which led to huge draft buzz over the offseason, but has largely struggled with the Cowboys this season. Allen has thrown for just 1,588 yards (55.4% completions) with a meager 12/6 TD/INT ratio. He's topped 235 yards passing in just one game this season. Five times in nine contests, he's been held under 200 yards through the air. Expect his draft evaluation to be an adventurous one.
Nov 9 - 5:49 PM


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