Texans release G Allen with injury settlement


The Houston Texans released guard Jeff Allen from the reserve/physically unable to perform list with an injury settlement, the team announced Friday.

Allen joined Houston in March of 2016 on a four-year, $28 million deal with $12 million guaranteed, earning $15.1 million over the last two years. His release saves Houston nearly $5 million against the cap while leaving a dead-money charge of $2.5 million.

The 28-year-old started 26 games for Houston over the last two seasons, including a pair of spot starts at left tackle last year, allowing a total of 8.5 sacks and committing 12 penalties.

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With the Kansas City Chiefs for his first four NFL seasons, Allen started 36 of 44 games, allowing 7.5 sacks and committing 10 penalties in that span.

The Texans added a pair of guards in free agency this offseason, signing Zach Fulton from the Chiefs on a very similar deal to Allen's (four years, $28 million, $13 million guaranteed) and Senio Kelemete from the New Orleans Saints (three years, $12 million, $5 million guaranteed). Houston's other primary starter at guard, Xavier Su'a-Filo, joined the Tennessee Titans in free agency.

Only the Indianapolis Colts (56) allowed more sacks than the Texans (54) in 2017.

--Field Level Media

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