QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
1 month ago

Allen (knee) was a limited participant during Tuesday's organized team activity, Jack Wang of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen, who tore his ACL just eight months ago, is ahead of schedule in terms of his recovery timetable as he participated in the Chargers' first OTA of the offseason. He had originally predicted a return at training camp in late July, but the team has eased him back into action earlier than expected. After appearing in just nine games throughout the past two years, the Chargers will continue to proceed cautiously with Allen, but the fact that he's already in uniform is a good sign.

QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
3 months ago

Allen (knee) estimates he's 85 percent healthy but should return to full health soon with the help of his rehab work, Ricky Henne of Chargers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen tore his right ACL in Week 1 of last season, putting him now seven months removed from the injury. Los Angeles' top wideout was back running prior to the calendar turning to 2017, and was previously expected to return to practice sometime between OTAs and the preseason. Considering Allen's update that he's approaching 100 percent again, it wouldn't be surprising if he's ready for training camp, which would be great news for both he and the Chargers.

QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
3 months ago

Allen (knee) won't be a full participant when the Chargers begin team activities April 3, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Allen is less than a year removed from tearing his ACL. However the 25-year-old did state he is almost able to do "everything", including running and cutting, which would indicate Allen should be ready to go for training camp. Should Allen stay healthy, he figures to be a major force in an offense that loves to chuck the ball.

QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
4 months ago

Allen (knee) is expected to return to the practice field sometime between OTA's and the preseason, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The wide return range comes from general manager Tom Telesco, who suggested Thursday that Allen was "right on track for where he should be" after suffering a torn ACL in the first week of the 2016 season. When healthy, Allen has easily been one of the best wide receivers in football, but back-to-back season-ending injuries will likely mean the 24-year-old could be a bit of a bargain come draft time.

QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
6 months ago

Allen (knee) was seen running on the practice field Thursday, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

As a result, Allen, who tore his ACL in Week 1, appears to be on track to return for spring practices. With the emergence of Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman, Allen should fit nicely into what figures to be a dangerous aerial attack next season. Still just 24-years-old, Allen has been a focal point of the Chargers' offense when he's been on the field, but season-ending injuries in the past two seasons will likely damper fantasy optimism until he can show he has fully returned to form.

QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
9 months ago1 Comment

Allen (knee) has been placed on injured reserve with a torn right ACL, ending his season, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen missed the final eight games of last season due to a lacerated kidney, so his torn ACL suffered during Week 1 Sunday unfortunately add another serious malady to his injury history. While the Chargers will be devastated to lose Allen once again, they're also accustomed to playing without him recently. Knowing that, expect players like Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman should become more involved as receivers, while Travis Benjamin, Danny Woodhead and Antonio Gates embody San Diego's most proven targets at the moment.

QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
9 months ago

The Chargers believe that Allen suffered a torn right ACL on Sunday against the Chiefs, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Allen has an MRI slated for Monday, but if his injury is a season-ender, the Chargers' passing attack going forward would likely feature added looks for key cogs in the offense such as fellow wideout Travis Benjamin, RB Danny Woodhead and TE Antonio Gates.

QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
9 months ago

Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune relays that the "early fear" is that Allen may have suffered an ACL tear Sunday against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

If so, Travis Benjamin would likely see added looks in the Chargers offense going forward, with the likes of Dontrelle Inman, Tyrell Williams and possibly a player not yet on the team's roster also in for added snaps.

QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
9 months ago

Allen is being evaluated for a possible right knee injury, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

More on Allen's status as we know it, but if he is forced to miss time, Travis Benjamin would be counted on to step up, with Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams also candidates to see added work in the Chargers' offense.

QKeenan Allen
WR LAC (9)
10 months ago

Allen was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's season opener against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Allen received a veteran's day off Thursday, but returned for a full practice session Friday before the Chargers traveled to Kansas City. After missing the final eight games of last season due to a kidney laceration, expect Allen to assume his usual role as San Diego's top wideout in Sunday's AFC West showdown.