Jared Allen “trying to get feeling back in my foot” with pinched nerve

AP

The Panthers got their most important player back on the field Tuesday.

Now they have to wait to see when they’ll get their newest one back.

Veteran defensive end Jared Allen didn’t practice Tuesday, and told reporters he was still feeling (or not feeling) the effects of a pinched nerve in his back.

I’m just trying to get feeling back in my foot,” Allen said, via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review.

He maintained that he was still “ready to rock,” and that he planned to play Sunday against the Seahawks, saying “If I can walk, I can play.”

The 33-year-old defensive end didn’t get a sack in his Panthers debut before the bye week, though they’ll need production from him with Charles Johnson on the injured reserve/designated return list for another six weeks.

Going against a Seahawks offensive line that hasn’t protected well, the Panthers could use all the pressure they can get. Ryan Delaire had a pair of sacks in his Panthers debut, as the former Washington practice-squader provided the burst Allen hasn’t yet.

12 responses to “Jared Allen “trying to get feeling back in my foot” with pinched nerve

  1. No disrespect to Jared, but with Sam Acho playing where Jared used to in Fangio’s scheme, that Bears D has improved by a mile.

  2. Man, if anything will get a DL healthy, it’s the prospect of picking up half a season’s worth of sack production off a dysfunctional seattle OL.

  3. “The Bears dumped that salary and got a 6th round pick for an old, small, broken down, loud mouth DE. ”

    The Bears paid him $11 million to leave lol

  4. bobnelsonjr says:
    Oct 13, 2015 3:49 PM
    The Bears dumped that salary and got a 6th round pick for an old, small, broken down, loud mouth DE.

    The Panthers gambled and lost.
    —————————————–

    You need to read the details of that trade a little closer. The Bears paid almost all of the money owed to Allen this year. The Panthers got him for next to nothing but the 6th rounder.

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