Texans Release G Jeff Allen

The Texans announced that they have released guard Jeff Allen from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list with an injury settlement. Allen was placed on PUP in May after two years of dealing with concussions and ankle injuries. 

Allen was already off of the 90-man offseason roster thanks to the designation, but today’s transaction will allow him to seek work elsewhere. It’s not immediately clear whethe the 28-year-old will continue to play football.

A second-round selection by the Chiefs in 2012, Allen spent four seasons in Kansas City where he primarily played left guard, but also spent time at left tackle and right tackle. He made the move to right guard upon his arrival in 2016 missed six games for Houston with those injury issues. Prior to his release, he had two years remaining on his deal, with base salaries of $5.75MM (2018) and $6MM (2019).

The Texans project to start newcomers Zach Fulton and Senio Kelemete at the guard spots this year. Greg Mancz and Chad Slade, meanwhile, appear to be in line for the top reserve spots.

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4 comments on “Texans Release G Jeff Allen

  1. nashwingo

    The Texans finally get a good QB and they are going to get him killed. I guess the unwillingness to learn from past mistakes will ensure history repeats itself.

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    • tharrie0820

      Or maybe it’s just not that easy to build a really good offensive line?

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  2. trav1962

    Jeff Allen was their worst lineman look at his stats getting rid of him is something Texans fans have been waiting for since we signed him

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  3. hurricanewar23

    I rather play a undrafted rookie then Jeff Allen

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