Allen had been competing with fifth-round pick Jake Bailey for the Patriots’ punting job this summer. However, it appears as though the Patriots felt it was best for both parties to make the move now.
This will give Allen a heads start in finding another job.
Allen, 29, wound up signing on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech back in 2013. Allen had one year remaining on his rookie contract when he and the Patriots agreed to a new three-year extension back in 2015.
Allen re-signed with the Patriots back in March.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Allen will free up $1.4 million of available cap space while creating $100,000 in dead money.
In 2018, Allen appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and totaled 2,885 yards on 64 attempts (45.1 YPA) to go along with 21 punts down inside the 20-yard-line and a long of 66 yards.