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Eagles lose Beau Allen to injury, likely surgery

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Beau Allen is considered a valuable rotational player on the Eagles’ defensive line.

His availability for the 2017 season now appears in question.

The fourth-year veteran reportedly suffered an injury to his chest/pectoral area when working out Thursday. He is expected to undergo surgery, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

This is an obvious blow to the Eagles, who just upgraded their defensive line Tuesday when acquiring Tim Jernigan via a trade from the Ravens. Those were simpler times, back when Timmy Jernigan preferring to go by Tim was the most notable related development.

Based on the report, the exact nature of Allen’s injury is unclear. Should he have suffered a torn pectoral, of course, his status for the year would be jeopardized. The 327-pound defensive tackle likely would begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform List and then work toward a possible mid-to-late season return.

The Eagles declined comment, Berman reported.

Allen, 25, started three games and played a career-high 412 defensive snaps in 2016, totaling 29 tackles, half a sack and one fumble recovery. He’s been active each game of his NFL career and reportedly was a candidate for an extension.

Philadelphia drafted him in the 2014 seventh round out of Wisconsin.

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11 Responses to “Eagles lose Beau Allen to injury, likely surgery”
  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Apr 8, 2017 6:39 PM

    Guys a beast,,, wish the GIANTS had him !

  2. El Pantera says: Apr 8, 2017 6:42 PM

    OMG, not Beau Allen?? How can they win now? who is Beau Allen?

  3. therealtrenches says: Apr 8, 2017 7:10 PM

    Beau has actually flashed some good stuff in his appearances. Though he’s not an A plus at pass rushing or run stuffing, he was disciplined and did his job well.

    Hopefully, this isn’t too serious for Beau. He earned his opportunities.

    It looks like Destiny Vaeaeo has a chance to step up. He also flashed some potential in his snaps.

  4. truthinesshurts says: Apr 8, 2017 8:03 PM

    Huge dude, I wonder if he lifts….

  5. binarymath says: Apr 8, 2017 8:22 PM

    Imagine if Howie had waited until today to do the Jernigan deal…

  6. gnorules says: Apr 8, 2017 8:41 PM

    Son of a…..

  7. steves11 says: Apr 9, 2017 12:22 PM

    Good thing Howie didn’t give Beau that extension yet. It’s one thing to get injured playing football. It’s quite another to miss significant time because of a non-football related injury during the offseason.

  8. ZombieVikings says: Apr 9, 2017 12:50 PM

    He was a better O.O.P. Fullback in Madden…..

  9. nyneal says: Apr 9, 2017 9:16 PM

    If he’s 327 lbs, I’m Batman. He hasn’t seen 327 lbs in ages.

  10. stucats says: Apr 10, 2017 8:14 AM

    Beau knows injury.

  11. 23rdusernameused says: Apr 10, 2017 8:45 AM

    Yep, Time to see what Destiny Vaeaeo can do with more playing time. he’s shown flashes so I guess we’ll see.

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