Browns sign LB Dakota Allen who starred in ‘Last Chance U’ show

The Cleveland Browns filled a spot on their 90-man roster Tuesday with the addition of LB Dakota Allen. Allen was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 2019 but never played for the team. Instead, Allen played two games for the Oakland Raiders and three for the Jacksonville Jaguars during his rookie season.

Allen then spent the last two years with the Jaguars playing in 27 games for the team. Primarily a special teams player, playing in 74% of Jacksonville’s snaps in that phase of the game, Allen has combined for 38 tackles in his three seasons.

With the Browns having a lot of turnover at the bottom of their roster, special teams units may have a big need that Allen can fill.

Prior to entering the NFL, Allen was a star on the Netflix hit show “Last Chance U” where he took advantage of the second chance to showcase his talents. He showed some hitting ability during the preseason with the Rams:

Allen could have an uphill climb for a roster spot but his special teams ability gives him a chance.