Falcons cut Ryan Allen but plan to re-sign him

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The Falcons signed punter Ryan Allen to a one-year, $1.05 million deal on Feb. 18. They released him Friday, according to the NFL’s official transactions.

The move, however, is only procedural, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

Under the minimum-salary benefit, Allen’s salary cap number will drop to $750,000.

Allen was the fourth punter to appear in a game for the Falcons last season. He played in eight games and averaged 41.9 yards per kick.

Allen, 30, spent his first six seasons with the Patriots before he lost his job last August.

4 responses to “Falcons cut Ryan Allen but plan to re-sign him

  1. Procedure?? Not restructuring, it’s a way to alter the reporting for cap reasons. The funny part is that unless they had an immediate signing of a new contract, he might get a new, better offer from some other team. It’s a business, nothing personal.

  2. He might sign elsewhere? It’s possible. HIGHLY unlikely. But if another team wanted to give him a better deal or he saw a better opportunity, he would have signed there in February.
    Plus a punter, and more so a punter’s agent, would be crazy to burn bridges around the league by agreeing to the arrangement that benefits the team (which helps him as a player looking to win) then sign elsewhere.

    As for one month $1.05 million…. he’ll only get paid if he makes the team, in August.

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