Ricardo Allen
Ricardo Allen
27-Year-Old SafetyS
Atlanta Falcons
Questionable
Injury Achilles
Wed Practice: Full
2018 Fantasy Outlook
From a statistical standpoint, Allen regressed in a number of categories last season, collecting a career-low 54 tackles and recording just one interception after totaling seven regular-season and postseason interceptions between 2015 and 2016. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old safety remains a reliable presence in the Atlanta secondary, where he started 45 of the team's 48 regular-season contests the past three years. It remains to be seen whether Allen is part of the Falcons' long-term plans, as he'll be playing under a $2.9 million restricted free agent tender that guarantees no commitment from the team past 2018. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Falcons in August of 2018.
Limited in workouts
SAtlanta Falcons
Achilles
April 17, 2019
Allen (Achilles) wasn't seen participating in weight-lifting exercises Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
ANALYSIS
Allen underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in September and was able to resume speed and agility drills last month. The 27-year-old still participated in foot exercises Wednesday, but it remains unclear where he currently stands in his recovery.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ricardo Allen's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
186 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.61 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2014
Allen quietly continues to impress as he heads into his fourth season in the league and is set to start at strong safety again for the Falcons. Last season he notched 90 tackles, three passes defensed and two interceptions in 16 games. While he's not the flashiest player, Allen only failed to record less than four tackles in one game last season, and his 1,101 snaps gave him the highest defensive snap count on the team. If he continues to grow in Dan Quinn's defense, Allen could be primed for a breakout season.
Allen started at free safety for the Falcons in 2015, racking up 69 tackles, three interceptions and a sack over the course of 15 games. He's expected to anchor the position again this season, and he should benefit now that he's got a year of Dan Quinn's system under his belt. 70 to 80 tackles and a few interceptions seems like an attainable target for Allen this season.
Allen will contend for the starting free safety role as training camp begins. He'll battle with Charles Godfrey and Kemal Ishmael for that honor, but the winner will certainly have plenty opportunities to put up big defensive numbers in a defense that's hoping to improve on a disastrous 2014 campaign.
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Taking strides in recovery
SAtlanta Falcons
Achilles
March 21, 2019
Allen (Achilles) returned to the field Thursday for speed and agility drills, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Lands on injured reserve
SAtlanta Falcons
Achilles
September 25, 2018
The Falcons placed Allen (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday. He'll require surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon and is expected to require a minimum of six months of recovery time, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Diagnosed with Achilles tear
SAtlanta Falcons
Achilles
September 24, 2018
Allen was diagnosed with a torn Achilles after Sunday's loss to the Saints, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Exits game with leg injury
SAtlanta Falcons
Leg
September 23, 2018
Allen suffered a leg injury during Atlanta's 43-37 loss to the Saints, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Collects first interception of 2018
SAtlanta Falcons
September 18, 2018
Allen recorded five tackles and an interception during Sunday's 31-24 win against the Panthers.
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