Allen’s absence a concern for so-so Eagles pass defense

Eagles safety Nate Allen will always be known as the guy taken with the draft pick acquired in the Donovan McNabb deal.  The NFC’s Defensive Rookie of the Month in September, it looks like he’ll be a quality player for a long time.

His sudden absence for the rest of the 2010 season could be problematic for the Eagles, though.

The Eagles placed Allen on injured reserve Tuesday after the rookie tore his patellar tendon against the Giants.  Rookie Kurt Coleman is expected to replace Allen in the starting lineup.

The Eagles have allowed more passing touchdowns than any team in the league except two.  They are 22nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed and 22nd in points allowed overall.

Translation: It’s safe to expect high scoring Eagles playoff games.

UPDATE: The team waived Garrett Mills waived.  Defensive tackle Jeff Owens and safety JaMar Wall were promoted from practice squad.