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Jared Allen practicing with “no limitations,” foot “feels great”

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Panthers defensive end Jared Allen didn’t play in the NFC championship game after breaking a bone in his foot against the Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs, but he said he felt “ready to rock” a couple of days before the game.

Allen was at practice on Wednesday and said after the session that he was able to work with “no limitations” and that his foot “feels great” with the team preparing for Super Bowl 50. Allen also talked about saying that he wasn’t happy with the team’s decision to deactivate him for last Sunday’s game.

“I would have loved to play,” Allen said, via the team’s website. “Did you see how much fun those guys were having on the field? As a competitor I want to be on the field all the time, but I respect Coach Rivera‚Äôs decision. I just want to be a part of this with these guys. This is a special group. Everybody wants to contribute.”

Kony Ealy started in place of Allen against the Cardinals and had three tackles as part of a defensive effort that held the Cardinals to 15 points while forcing six turnovers. If all continues to go well for Allen in practice over the next week, it looks like he’ll have a chance to rejoin the unit as they try to wreak the same havoc on the Broncos.

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11 Responses to “Jared Allen practicing with “no limitations,” foot “feels great””
  1. floratiotime says: Jan 28, 2016 11:12 AM

    OK, how many beers did you chug?

  2. thegr8rayfinkle says: Jan 28, 2016 11:19 AM

    Allen is going to rope himself a Peyton at the Super Bowl.

  3. ajwill729 says: Jan 28, 2016 11:29 AM

    Smart move by Rivera. If you’re confident you’ll win don’t hurt a player more, rest them and then if you do win, you’ll have him available mute healthy for the next week

  4. gbbvan says: Jan 28, 2016 11:36 AM

    Good luck Jared!
    Win a ring and you’ll completely remove any leftover purple stink!

  5. John Harbaugh Is A Sad, Whiney Middle Aged Woman says: Jan 28, 2016 11:47 AM

    Why is this proven PED/steroid abuser even still in the league?

  6. nfloracle says: Jan 28, 2016 11:49 AM

    I believe Ealy probably played at a higher level than Allen could have, anyway, so Rivera’s decision to bench Allen last week makes perfect sense.

    With that said, Jared’s been fun to watch over the years, and I hope he gets a SuperBowl ring to top off a good career.

  7. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 28, 2016 11:54 AM

    I’m happy for Jared that he’s getting the chance to play in the Super Bowl. Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson stole his last opportunity.

  8. PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES says: Jan 28, 2016 12:16 PM

    he can say what ever he dont heel from a broken foot in 8 days…………

  9. bowhunter8355 says: Jan 28, 2016 1:28 PM

    Good for Jared Allen, love to see him win a Ring after overcoming his demons and for the work he does for wounded veterans.

  10. admiral174 says: Jan 28, 2016 3:36 PM

    He’s still in the league?

  11. chawk12thman says: Jan 28, 2016 4:22 PM

    Of course he said that……he wants to play and get that game check/incentive pay……Last week was expensive for him to be deactivated……..

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