Colts impending free agent TE Dwayne Allen said that he is planning on being back in Indianapolis next year.
“I plan on being back,” Allen said, per Derek Schultz. “I hope everything is wrapped up before the period even starts. I found my home and hope to stay.”
The Colts wound up placing Allen on season-ending injured reserve a few weeks ago with a calf injury.
Allen, 25, played out the final year of his four-year, $3.08 million rookie contract that included a $703,304 signing bonus. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.
It will be interesting to see what the Colts elect to do with Allen in free agency, given that they’ll also need to address fellow tight end Coby Fleener.
In 2015, Allen appeared in 13 games for the Colts and recorded 16 receptions for 109 yards receiving and a touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 73 tight end out of 74 qualifying players.