Jeff Allen

#79G,
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 325
Born:
College: Illinois
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Draft: 2012 2nd round (12th pick) by the
  • Houston Texans OL loses 21 pounds
    UPI

    Houston Texans OL loses 21 pounds

    May 27 (UPI) -- Weight has literally been lifted from the Houston Texans' offensive line this year. Right guard Jeff Allen lost 21 pounds this offseason, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I feel good; I lost a few pounds," Allen told the Chronicle. "I think it will be beneficial for me this season. I've done a lot of hard work, a lot of cardio. I changed my diet. I'm eating a little cleaner. I have a better understanding of what I need from my body. Allen, 27, played the first four years of his career for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was heavily pursued by the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons during the 2016 offseason before landing a five-year, $28 million pact with the Texans. Allen had two

  • Packers tight end Martellus Bennett does his bit to bring back TD celebrations
    USA Today

    Packers tight end Martellus Bennett does his bit to bring back TD celebrations

    GREEN BAY - Martellus Bennett made clear in March his disdain for NFL rules that put restrictions on touchdown celebrations. So when the Green Bay Packers tight end learned Tuesday the league was relaxing its policy, he felt vindicated. “They listened to me,” a bemused Bennett said at his locker after the Packers’ first open organized team activities session. “I feel like I did that for the people. I’m the people’s champ.” Bennett was referencing a flurry of tweets he sent out via his Twitter feed (@MartysaurusRex) March 22 after Troy Vincent, NFL vice president of football operations, released what was described as “an educational training video for players to show clear examples of appropriate

  • History says trading up for a first-round quarterback is generally a terrible idea
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    History says trading up for a first-round quarterback is generally a terrible idea

    Almost every year, teams desperate for quarterbacks talk themselves into trading up in the draft to get the guy they're suddenly convinced can right a listless franchise. It almost never (ever, ever) works, and teams that find themselves picking early in one draft after the next seem slow to learn from history. There are exceptions of organizations coming off down seasons, moving up to take a quarterback, and suddenly winning football games. But more often than not, trading up is a fool's errand.  Last month, three teams in three very different predicaments took the plunge. The 3-13 Chicago Bears have redefined hopeless; for them, Mitchell Trubisky feels like their "any port in the storm" quarterback.