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Keenan Allen says all is well with his knee

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There was a time when it looked like Keenan Allen would be one of the first two or three wide receivers off the board in the draft, but he wound up having to wait until the third round to land with the Chargers.

Explaining the drop isn’t all that hard. Allen missed the final three games of his senior year at Cal with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee, though, and then ran slower than expected at his pro day workout. Those are things that don’t bode well for anyone’s draft status, especially when there were also questions about an ankle injury that led to a medical re-check after the combine.

Disappointing as that drop may have been, it’s over and Allen’s chances at a pro career now depend on what he does on the field. His chances of impressing are helped greatly by the fact that his knee is cooperating.

“It’s just getting back into the flow, making sure everything’s comfortable and my range of motion and everything is good,” said Allen, via Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “That’s basically what I’m looking at right now, and everything today felt great. … No setbacks and no pain.”

Allen did all the drills at minicamp and should be ready to go full speed for the rest of the offseason and training camp. ;

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4 Responses to “Keenan Allen says all is well with his knee”
  1. therealpittbull says: May 12, 2013 9:29 AM

    May take Allen a year or two to get into NFL form. Has a big body, and that may help him reach 30 catches if Rivers throws to his side, but doesn’t have the speed to separate with a recoving knee.

  2. National Fanatic says: May 12, 2013 11:57 PM

    Cut Eddie Royal now, and give Keenan Allen and Dion Butler a shot in the slot. It’s not starting gig, but there is decent playing time.

    Meachem, Denario Alexander, Malcolm Floyd,Vincent Brown… San Diego has a lot pretty good wide receivers (yet all second fiddle to TE Antonio Gates)

  3. chargers89 says: May 13, 2013 10:08 PM

    I think the Chargers should take a chance on Ochocinco or T.O it doesn’t hurt those guys will pretty much play for nothing besides they would have the upper hand look what the Dolphins did to Chad the minute he got in trouble

  4. billybobyall says: May 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    Allen is a massive steal! He never had a decent qb throwing to him while at Cal, & because of it, proved he can catch anything near him. He never had balls thrown while in stride. He’s a baller that knows what to do with the ball when it’s in his hands.

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