Dwayne Allen

Miami Dolphins
Tight End #83
Miami Dolphins
Tight End #83

Dwayne Allen News

Released by Dolphins

Allen (undisclosed) was released by the Dolphins after reaching an injury settlement, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Allen suffered his injury in the latter half of the preseason and it's unclear how severe the issue is. He's now a free agent and he'll be able to sign and play for another team as soon as he's healthy.

Sep 1, 2019 8:22 AM EST

Returns to action Friday

Allen started Friday's preseason loss at Tampa Bay, logging eight of 77 of the Dolphins' offensive snaps.

Analysis: Making his first appearance of exhibition season, Allen didn't make an impact in the stat sheet and was called for offensive holding on Miami's second drive. There's little to take from the effort, aside from the fact he appears to have put the injury behind him that held him out of the initial weeks of training camp. Now, he can begin in earnest his competition for TE slotting behind top option Mike Gesicki.

Aug 17, 2019 6:19 PM EST

Ramping up workload

Allen (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time Tuesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Allen began training camp on the PUP list due to his knee injury, and has been steadily working to get back to full health. His participation in 11-on-11 work is another notable step in the right direction, but it remains possible that the veteran tight end's recovery could carry over into the start of the regular season. When healthy, Allen appears primed for the majority of Miami's run-blocking work.

Aug 7, 2019 8:15 AM EST

Could miss start of regular season

Allen (undisclosed) could miss the start of the regular season, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: This comes as a bit of a surprise, as Allen was activated off the PUP list earlier in the week. The veteran tight hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season, but without any sort of information regarding the injury or its severity, it's difficult to project his availability one way or another. The 29-year-old is likely locked in as the premiere run-blocking tight end regardless of his status throughout the preseason, but Mike Gesicki figures to benefit from the increase in snaps, as the second-year tight end was already considered the primary pass catcher at the position.

Aug 3, 2019 12:28 PM EST

Back in action

Allen (undisclosed) was activated off the Dolphins' PUP list Wednesday, Alain Poupart of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The 29-year-old adds experience and strong blocking ability to the Dolphins' tight end mix, but after combining for just 13 catches over the last two season (with the Patriots), the free-agent addition needs to re-prove his fantasy utility within his new team context. It's worth noting that during Allen's stint with the Colts -- the team that drafted him in 2012 -- he recorded eight TDs in 2014 and six in 2016, numbers that suggest that the 6-foot-4, 260-pounder could produce some in the red zone if given such opportunities by Miami in 2019.

Jul 31, 2019 8:41 AM EST

Should practice soon

Allen (undisclosed) isn't expected to stay on the PUP list for long, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Once he's cleared for practice, Allen will compete with Mike Gesicki for playing time at tight end. The second-year pro is a superior athlete with far more upside as a pass catcher, but Allen's blocking and experience could allow him to carve out a sizable role.

Jul 25, 2019 7:12 AM EST

Heads to PUP list

Allen was placed on the physically unable to perform list by the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: Allen was unable to participate in any offseason work dealing with an undsiclosed injury, and will head to the PUP list as training camp nears. Given the injury designation and lack of details regarding Allen's health, it's unclear how long the veteran could be out for. The good news for the tight-end is that he can come off the list at any time.

Jul 21, 2019 1:54 PM EST

Not cleared to practice yet

Allen (undisclosed) did not participate in mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Allen did not participate in any of OTAs the last two weeks while nursing an undisclosed injury, and it looks to still be nagging at the tight end. Given that there have been no details given regarding Allen's health, it's a complete unknown as to how long the veteran could potentially be out for.

Jun 4, 2019 9:07 AM EST

Dealing with undisclosed injury

Allen did not participate in OTAs on Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Head coach Brian Flores did not add any specifics regarding Allen's injury, which likely means it isn't anything too serious, especially at this point in the offseason. The veteran tight end signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins back in March.

May 21, 2019 7:18 AM EST

Signing with Dolphins

Allen will sign a two-year, $7 million deal with the Dolphins, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

Analysis: It didn't take long for the veteran free agent to find a new team following his release from the Patriots, as Allen nearly signed with the Ravens before ultimately locking in a two-year pack with the AFC East rival just days later. 2018 second-round pick Mike Gesicki headlines a talented, but unproven tight end depth chart meaning Allen will likely reprise his role with the Patriots as a blocking specialist, albeit with a different team.

Mar 9, 2019 10:38 AM EST

Visiting Baltimore and Buffalo

Allen is scheduled to head to Baltimore and Buffalo on Tuesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Allen has appeared to waste no time after getting released by the Patriots on Monday. The veteran tight end recorded 13 receptions and one touchdown in his two-season stint in New England. Allen cannot officially sign with any team until the new league year begins on March 13.

Mar 4, 2019 9:10 PM EST

Released by Patriots

Allen was released by the Patriots on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The veteran tight end was due a base salary of $6.4 million in 2019 which seemed to make this move a mere formality considering Allen had just 13 receptions total in the past two seasons. There's a possibility Allen could return to the Patriots for less money, but with a deep pool of potential replacements either via free agency or the upcoming NFL Draft, the 29-year-old might see a lukewarm response from other teams on the open market.

Mar 2, 2019 8:56 AM EST

No targets in Super Bowl win

Allen didn't draw any targets while playing 21 of 72 offensive snaps Sunday in the Patriots' 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Analysis: As usual, Allen was limited to a blocking role during his time on the field and finished the postseason without any targets. Allen is under contract through 2019 but probably won't be in store for a significant role in the Patriots' passing game even if top tight end Rob Gronkowksi opts to retire over the offseason.

Feb 4, 2019 12:32 PM EST

Ready to go

Allen (knee) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Chargers, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Allen will play through a minor knee injury versus the Chargers. Expect the veteran tight end to take rotational snaps behind Rob Gronkowski, and see most of his usage as a blocker.

Jan 10, 2019 2:41 PM EST

Limited in practice Wednesday

Allen (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Allen continues to nurse a minor knee injury, and will attempt to play through the issue during Sunday's divisional-round contest against the Chargers. If he's able to go, Allen will take rotational snaps behind top tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Jan 9, 2019 2:57 PM EST

Limited role in offense this season

Allen finished the 2018 season with three catches on four targets for 27 yards in 13 games.

Analysis: In his two seasons with the Patriots, Allen has seen limited action in the team's passing game. The tight end's blocking ability is how he earns his keep, but looking ahead, Allen's cap hit is slated to rise to $7.4 million in 2019. That figure will need to be reduced in order for the Patriots to consider retaining the 28-year-old.

Dec 31, 2018 1:47 PM EST

Will play Sunday

Allen (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Allen was limited during Friday's practice due to a minor knee injury, but he'll suit up during the Patriots' regular season finale. Despite logging 37 offensive snaps against the Bills in Week 16, Allen failed to see a single target throughout the contest.

Dec 30, 2018 8:50 AM EST

Officially considered questionable

Allen (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Allen was added to Friday's injury report with a knee injury, and was a limited participant in practice. If the veteran tight end is able to suit up Week 17, he could receive a slight uptick in snaps with Jacob Hollister (hamstring) ruled out.

Dec 28, 2018 1:30 PM EST

Not targeted Sunday

Allen logged 37 of a possible 75 snaps on offense in Sunday's 24-12 win over the Bills.

Analysis: In his two games since returning from a knee injury, Allen has not been targeted. With just three catches on four targets for 27 yards in 12 games overall, the tight end is well off the fantasy radar.

Dec 24, 2018 8:17 AM EST

Limited action in return

Allen was on the field for three of the Patriots' 62 snaps on offense in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Allen's return from a knee injury bolsters the team's tight end depth, but as long as Rob Gronkowski remains healthy, there's not much left for Allen to do in the Patriots' passing game. He was not targeted Sunday.

Dec 17, 2018 10:02 AM EST

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