Source: Eagles DT Beau Allen to sign with Bucs
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen after the new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, as first reported by the Tampa Bay Times and confirmed by ESPN.
Philadelphia has already secured Allen’s replacement as former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata intends to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles, sources told ESPN.
A seventh-round pick by the Eagles in 2014, Allen, 26, appeared in 63 of a possible 64 games in four seasons, totaling 87 tackles, 2 sacks and 11 tackles for loss over that time.
He was drafted to play nose tackle in a 3-4 defense, but Allen proved scheme-versatile and remained a key part of the defensive line rotation in Jim Schwartz’s 4-3 system over the past two seasons. He had a sack and 12 quarterback pressures during the Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl run.
The Eagles and Allen had been working on a contract extension last offseason before he suffered a torn pec in April — an injury that occurred shortly after the team had traded for defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, who went on to start at defensive tackle alongside Fletcher Cox and was recently given a rich contract extension.
March 14, 2018 at 08:31AM