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New York Jets defensive back Antonio Allen is out for the season after tearing his Achilles' tendon in Thursday's practice. It was initially thought to be a serious injury, and was confirmed with an MRI scan on Friday.
It is a blow for the New York Jets as Allen was valuable roster depth. But fantasy owners shouldn't have been sniffing around the safety anyway, because it is unlikely that he would have seen the field enough to be a legitimate play.
New York Jets safety Antonio Allen suffered a potentially serious Achilles' tendon injury on the final play of the team's practice this Thursday. It happened without contact on a grass field after Allen came out of his stance. He quickly hit the floor in obvious pain, and had to be helped off by two trainers.
After a decent start to last season, safety Antonio Allen soon began to struggle after deputising at cornerback. With an influx of new talent, Allen shapes up to be a bit-part player, and a probable special teamer. As a result of this, he has limited fantasy upside, and is unlikely to make enough of an impact to warrant a place on any IDP roster, or to influence the Jets D/ST.
Safety Antonio Allen has been told that he will start at cornerback for the New York Jets' regular season opener against the Oakland Raiders. Allen was moved from safety to cornerback in the preseason after injuries to the team's top three cornerbacks - Dee Milliner, Dimitri Patterson and Dexter McDougle. Allen has also been medically cleared to play after missing practice time with a concussion.
Antonio Allen is an intriguing player this year in IDP leagues. He started off the preseason competing for a role as a starting safety alongside veteran Dawan Landry and rookie Calvin Pryor but it now appears that he will play a major role in the secondary after being named one of the Week 1 starting cornerbacks. Allen has been good in coverage but he hasn't been so great at catching the ball for interceptions. Still, Antonio Allen could turn out to be a sleeper pick, especially if he slots into a starting safety role once Dee Milliner returns.
Safety-cum-cornerback Antionio Allen picked up a concussion in the first half of the Jets' loss to the Giants on Friday night. Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed that Allen was going through the NFL's concussion protocol.
This injury is a blow to the Jets, who are already thin at the cornerback position after injuries to Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle and Dimiri Patterson. Allen, who was a strong contender to start at safety, was converted to cornerback to plug the hole left by the three starters at the position. He was a possible flyer in IDP redraft leagues, but this concussion could be a blow to his fantasy value.
Jets defensive back Antonio Allen left Friday's game early with an undisclosed head injury. His return is questionable.
This isn't good for Allen, and certainly not for the Jets. They were counting on him to pick up some of the slack at their injury filled CB position. Stay posted for more news. Head injuries, as they should be, are taken very seriously these days and can cause players to miss a significant amount of time.