Jets Waive Antonio Allen

Just more than three months after reacquiring Antonio Allen, the Jets waived the fifth-year safety with an injury designation, Brian Costello of the New York Post tweets. Allen suffered a concussion this season and was set to be out for Week 14.

The fifth-year player had served as a backup in his latest stint with the team. To fill Allen’s roster spot, the Jets signed outside linebacker Freddie Bishop off their practice squad.

Gang Green previously deployed Allen as a starter during the final two years of the Rex Ryan era, with the former seventh-round selection starting in 17 games for the Jets from 2013-14. However, a torn Achilles’ tendon sidelined him in 2015, leading to a tepid free agent market. The Texans signed Allen in March to a one-year deal worth $800K but cut him out of training camp.

Surpassing the 40-tackle mark in both 2013-14 while playing both safety and cornerback, Allen’s made just one stop this season despite playing in all 12 Jets games serving as a backup to Marcus Gilchrist and Calvin Pryor.

The 26-year-old Bishop has spent this season on the Jets’ practice squad after signing with the team in February. He’s yet to play in an NFL game.

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