DE - JAC
Week 13 Outlook
According to Michael DiRocco of ESPN, Jacksonville Jaguars edge rusher Josh Allen said that he was critical of his film from last season and didn’t see the consistency or growth he desired. He said he will improve on it in 2023.
Allen had seven sacks last season with four forced fumbles and 11 tackles for loss. With 22 QB hits, he had his best season at getting to the passer since his rookie year, but Allen wasn’t happy with the consistency. He finished the season strong, including in the playoffs, but went eight games without a single sack. Allen missed voluntary workouts to train on his own but has returned for minicamp as he enters the last season of his contract, playing on a fifth-year option.
Josh Allen was not at OTAs for the Jaguars on Tuesday.
Allen was absent alongside TE Evan Engram. It is not clear if it's anything serious, but it'll be worth monitoring nonetheless.
The Jaguars placed LB/DE Josh Allen on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
It's unclear if Allen has actually tested positive or not. He'll be sidelined for a bit, which is obviously a blow to Jacksonville's defense.
The Jaguars placed DL Josh Allen (knee) on injured reserve.
It was believed that Allen's knee injury wasn't serious, but that isn't the case. The edge rusher will now miss at least three games, which is bad news for a Jacksonville D that was already struggling to generate pressure.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the knee injury Jaguars DL Josh Allen suffered in Week 11 "is not believed to be serious based on the initial diagnosis."
Rapoport adds that Allen is expected to miss some games, "but nothing long-term." Of course, this will be a blow to an already struggling Jacksonville defense.