DT - WAS
This Week Outlook
Washington defensive tackle Jonathan Allen has been placed on the reserve/COVID list.
Washington is dealing with a team-wide COVID outbreak and has placed Allen on the reserve/COVID list. Other names on the list include Montez Sweat, Matt Ioannidis, Kyle Allen, Kendall Fuller, and Cam Sims. 17 players, including two from the practice squad, are currently on the list. This weekend, Washington could be without their entire starting defensive line, setting up Jalen Hurts and the Eagles backfield to have big games.
The Washington Football Team have signed DE Jonathan Allen to a four-year, $72 million extension on Monday. The deal includes $30 million guaranteed.
Allen started every game for Washington in 2020, racking up 63 tackles and 2.0 sacks across 16 contests. The 26-year-old played a career-high 77 percent of the defensive snaps last season. He was second on the team in quarterback hits (14) and played a vital role in helping Washington become an elite defense last season. Allen is durable and started 47 of 48 games over the previous three years. His presence only helps Washington’s DST, which is currently fourth among all defenses in the latest expert consensus rankings.
Washington DT Jonathan Allen had to be helped off the field during practice Sunday after what appeared to be a left knee injury.
Allen was rolling around the turf holding his left knee prior to needing assistance getting off the field. He was taken to the sidelines for further examination. More to come on his injury status as the Washington Football Team learns more.
The 2017 first round pick will have his fifth-year option for the 2021 season exercised by the Redskins.
Allen was selected 17th overall out of Alabama in 2017 and has established himself as the cog in the trenches for the Redskins over the last couple of seasons after a Lisfranc fracture derailed his rookie season. Over the last two seasons he's amassed 14 sacks and only missed one game. No surprise here that the Redskins would used the fifth-year option as the athletic lineman continues to develop as a pro-level tackle.
Jonathan Allen ended Thursday’s loss to the Vikings with seven total tackles (three solo) and his fourth sack of the season.
Allen currently has 28 total tackles and four sacks to his name for the 2019 season. He should only be rostered and played in deeper IDP leagues.