Ian Rapoport of NFL Media recently reported that Allen’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was in Atlanta to discuss a contract extension a few weeks ago and it looks like the two parties managed to hammer out an agreement.
The Falcons have been busy in recent weeks, as they’ve addressed WR Julio Jones‘ contract and locked up LT Jake Matthews to a long-term deal. This leaves DT Grady Jarrett as the next player to watch for a new deal.
At $6.5 million per year, Allen’s contract would be in line with Glover Quinn, Barry Church, Jaquiski Tartt and Eric Weddle in annual salary.
Allen, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2014. He was waived a few months after he was drafted and later signed to the Falcons’ practice squad at the start of the 2014 season.
Allen returned to the Falcons on a one-year exclusive rights contract the past few years and tested the open market as a restricted free agent this offseason before signing his one-year tender worth $2.914 million.
In 2017, Allen appeared in 15 games for the Falcons and recorded 54 tackles, one interception, and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 31 safety out of 86 qualifying players.