The Indianapolis Colts today signed tight end Dwayne Allen to a contract extension.
“From Jim Irsay and his family on down we are very pleased to announce the re-signing of Dwayne Allen,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “Besides the broad skill set and overall talent level he brings, Dwayne’s tenacity and physicality has always been what has set him apart from the beginning. His genuine love for the people of this community, its fans and for the game of football is what makes him special.”
Allen, 6-3, 265 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the third round (64th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has played in 43 career NFL games (42 starts) and caught 91 passes for 1,045 yards and 13 touchdowns. Allen has also appeared in four postseason contests (three starts) and collected 15 receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown. In 2015, he saw action in 13 games (12 starts) and caught 16 passes for 109 yards and one touchdown. Allen played in 13 games (13 starts) in 2014 and finished with 29 receptions for 395 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. He and fellow tight end Coby Fleener became the first tight end duo on the same team to each record eight touchdowns apiece in a single season in NFL history. Allen saw action in all three postseason contests (two starts) in 2014 and caught 11 passes for 90 yards and one touchdown. In 2013, he started the season opener and caught a 20-yard touchdown pass. Allen missed Indianapolis’ Week 2 contest before being placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list in Week 3. As a rookie in 2012, he started all 16 games for the Colts and registered career highs in receptions (45) and receiving yards (521) to go along with three touchdowns. Allen started one playoff game and collected four receptions for 51 yards.
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The Indianapolis Colts today released quarterback Josh Freeman.
Freeman, 6-6, 248 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on December 29, 2015. He started in the season finale against the Tennessee Titans and completed 15-of-28 passes for 149 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Freeman has played in 62 career NFL games (61 starts) and completed 1,179-of-2,048 passes for 13,873 yards with 81 touchdowns and 68 interceptions.
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