Back in 2016, the Texans signed Jeff Allen, along with Lamar Miller and [NAME REDACTED], to create the worst NFL free agent class of all time. Since then, Allen has been soup-stained and sloppy, boring and disinterested, missing blocks and not delivering at the point of attack. What the reason is, I don’t know. But during his time in Houston, Allen has been injured with ankle and concussion symptoms.
One of the questions entering this offseason was whether the Texans were going to cut Allen. They would have saved a little less than $5 million and removed one of the worst and most underachieving players off the roster by doing ap. They didn’t donit. I guess when you are coming off a season where you fielded one of the worst offensive lines of football, even a player like Allen is necessary to keep on the roster.
At this point of the year, teams can keep 90 players on their roster. After the draft and UDFA signings, with rookie camps coming up, teams try to shed some dead skin and go with younger cats instead of those who are one-eyed and crinkled. Perhaps in order to make roster room, Houston designated Jeff Allen as ”Physically Unable to Perform“ and placed him on the PUP List.
Texans placed starting guard Jeff Allen on reserve physically unable to perform list, He's due a $5.75 million base salary this season.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 11, 2018
Now Allen doesn’t count against the team’s 90 man roster. The Texans can activate him whenever they want, unless he’s still there at the end of the preseason, meaning he will have to miss the first six games of the 2018 season.
Moving forward, this means nothing at all, or it’s a foreboding sign that Allen either won’t play the first six games, or it’s a soft cut and Houston will move into the 2018 season without him.
Whatever happens, this album still slaps, bro.