Having not punted since his strong Super Bowl LIII performance, Ryan Allen will receive an opportunity with the Falcons. The veteran agreed to terms on a deal with Atlanta on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
Allen will become fifth Falcons punter this season. The last-place NFC South team will exit its bye week with new personnel at kicker and punter, with Younghoe Koo having replaced Matt Bryant recently as well.
The Patriots released Allen after he lost a punting battle with rookie Jake Bailey. Allen will become the Falcons’ fifth punter this season, following Matt Bosher, Matt Wile, Sam Irwin-Hill and Kasey Redfern. Bosher had been the Falcons’ punter for most of this decade. He’s currently on IR. Irwin-Hill did not see game action for the Falcons, but Bosher Wile and Redfern each punted in at least two games.
A UDFA out of Louisiana Tech, Allen spent six seasons with the Patriots. Allen averaged 45.1 yards per punt last season and will now play in some dome games as he attempts to retain another NFL gig. He joins Koo as a recent Patriots to make the move to Georgia.
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