Depending on where Allen falls on this timeline, it’s possible he could open the season on the PUP list, which would cost him the first six games of the season. If he’s closer to four months, he would have a shot at being ready for Week 1.
Allen was reportedly working out on Thursday when he suffered the injury.
The Eagles just acquired Timmy Jernigan in a trade with the Ravens, which looks like an even better move now that Allen is expected to miss some time.
The Eagles have yet to comment on Allen’s injury, so this is clearly something to keep an eye on.
A month ago, the Eagles were reportedly discussing an extension with Allen after allowing Chiefs DT Bennie Logan depart through free agency.
Allen, 25, is a former seventh-round pick by the Eagles in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is entering the final year of a four-year rookie contract worth $2,282,248 and is set to make a base salary of $690,000 in 2017.
In 2016, Allen appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and recorded 29 total tackles, 0.5 sack, and one fumble recovery.
We’ll have more regarding Allen and his injury as the news is available.