4:26pm: Allen is actually being placed on IR-DTR, meaning that he can return to action later this season, Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com tweets.
The news is somewhat surprising since it was reported on Monday night that Allen’s MRI indicated that he avoided a torn ACL. However, the scan did reveal a torn MCL and lots of swelling. It’s not immediately clear what Allen’s main injury is at this time.
Allen, 27, started 15 games for the Eagles last season at safety, racking up 62 tackles, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, five pass deflections, and a sack. Allen had a pretty solid year in 2014, finishing out with a 3.9 overall grade according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), good for 28th out of 87 qualified safeties. This offseason, Allen inked a four-year deal with Oakland with a $23MM base value and $6.9MM fully guaranteed.