Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
2 hours ago

Allen had three receptions for 35 yards on five targets in Sunday's win over San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

With the Colts using more two-tight end sets with Donte Moncrief sidelined, both Allen and Jack Doyle were on the field for more than two-thirds of the plays on offense. However, it's somewhat unsettling that Doyle got more targets (six) as Allen may see fewer targets due to his blocking ability.

Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
1 week ago

Allen had two receptions for 25 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss at Denver.

EDGE Analysis

We wouldn't get too worried about the lack of production since the Colts faced a tough defense on the road. However, one worry is that Jack Doyle had four receptions and five targets as the Colts may split the workload in the passing game among two tight ends like previous seasons rather than have Allen get the bulk of opportunity.

Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
2 weeks ago

Allen had four receptions for 53 yards on six targets, including a 19-yard touchdown, in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He also added a reception for a two-point conversion.

EDGE Analysis

Allen equaled his high for targets in a game from last season as he's a focal point of the offense with Coby Fleener departing in free agency. While Jack Doyle had two touchdown receptions, Allen should get the vast majority of targets and red zone looks in the offense at tight end. Allen played 49 of 70 snaps on offense while Doyle played 39 snaps. With the Colts likely to play from behind or be in shootouts due to a depleted secondary, Allen should continue to get steady targets in the offense.

Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Allen (hip) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report from practice.

EDGE Analysis

Allen missed practice time last week due to a sore hip, but he returned to practice Monday and looks to have fully participated Wednesday. He should be set to play Sunday against Detroit.

Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
3 weeks ago

Allen (hip) returned to practice Monday, ESPN's Mike Wells reports.

EDGE Analysis

Held out of practice the past week, Allen never seemed to be in much danger of missing Week 1 against Detroit, as his injury isn't believed to be anything more than soreness. So long as he stays healthy, Allen should play the vast majority of offensive snaps, getting ample work on both early downs and obvious passing downs. Allen could emerge as Andrew Luck's favorite target on short routes, complementing the speedy wideout trio of T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett.

Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
1 month ago

Allen missed Monday's practice due to hip soreness.

EDGE Analysis

Allen hasn't been used much this preseason, evidenced by his mere two catches for 10 yards, but his hip injury isn't thought to be a significant concern. Rather, the Colts are ensuring their starting tight end is ready to go when the regular season kicks off, thus justifying his practice absence Monday.

Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
1 month ago

Allen did not have a reception and played just six snaps in Saturday's preseason win over Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Allen got some work early in the first quarter, but the better gauge of his new role in the offense will be when Andrew Luck plays in a preseason game. After the Colts used two-tight end formations the past few years with Allen and Coby Fleener, Allen should be the featured tight end in the offense with Fleener departing in free agency. The Colts have said they are moving to a base offense with three receivers and one tight end, so Allen should vastly improve on his 16 receptions last season.

Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
7 months ago

Colts offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski assured Allen that his role will change in 2016, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.

EDGE Analysis

Despite catching just 16 passes in 13 games last season, Allen recently re-signed with the Colts for $29.4 million over four years. He's a strong inline blocker with solid receiving skills, but he never topped 66 targets while sharing playing time with Coby Fleener the past four years. If Fleener isn't re-signed, Allen could see a major bump in targets next season, potentially filling a three-down role.

Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
7 months ago

Allen re-signed with the Colts on Monday, picking up a four-year, $29.4 million contract, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Both Allen and fellow Colts tight end Coby Fleener entered the offseason as unrestricted free agents, but Allen was the first, and perhaps only, one to come to terms. Considering the contract includes $12 million for the first year and $5 million more for the second, Allen appears to have won the long-term battle of 2012 draft picks, though Fleener could also re-up on a lesser deal. In any case, Allen will look to harken back to the 2014 season, when he gathered in 29 of 50 passes for 395 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games.

Dwayne Allen
TE IND (10)
9 months ago

Allen (calf) has been placed on IR by the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

In a corresponding move, the Colts promoted fellow tight end Erik Swoope to their 53-man roster, while Allen's disappointing 2015 campaign concludes with a modest total of 16 catches for 109 yards and one TD in 13 games.