Former starting guard Jeff Allen has been released by the Texans with an injury settlement.
Considered to be the answer for the Houston Texans offensive line when Brandon Brooks departed to the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeff Allen struggled to be a positive contributor in his short stint with the Houston Texans.
Being placed in a position he wasn’t comfortable playing, Allen simply never fit in the long-term plans of the Texans offense.
Allen had a stellar year playing left guard with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016. However, once he signed arrived in Houston, he spent most of his time at right guard with a couple of games played at left tackle.
Aaron Wilson, a writer for the Houston Chronicle, was one of the first to report that the Texans removed Jeff Allen from the PUP list and released him.
With numerous injuries, it was in the best interest of both parties to go their separate ways. Even with health on his side, the writing was on the wall when the Texans made it a priority to sign a couple of guards in free agency.
The Texans normally take three guards into the regular season, Fulton and Kelemete are now expected to be the starters. Kyle Fuller, David Quessenberry, Chad Slade, and Anthony Coyle will have the opportunity to compete for the third and final spot.
This move will have no immediate impact on the 90 man roster since Allen was on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list.