The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran linebacker Russell Allen on Thursday afternoon.
ROSTER MOVES: The #Jaguars announce they have released LB Russell Allen and waived DE Will Pericak, DE D'Aundre Reed and WR Jabin Sambrano.
— Tad Dickman (@Tdickman89) April 17, 2014
Allen made the team in 2009 as an undrafted free agent and managed to shoehorn his way into the starting lineup. Allen played well on special teams and was serviceable at outside linebacker for a few years. His release is likely linked to his recent failed physical.
#Jaguars LB Russell Allen failed physical before release. Sustained concussion last December.
— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) April 17, 2014
The timing is a bit odd on this move, but he does save some money on the salary cap this year and the Jaguars probably feel strongly about recently signed free agent linebacker Dekoda Watson.
Allen is a solid player and shouldn’t have much trouble finding a landing spot.
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