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New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jack Allen ready to compete for roster spot



After being on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad for much of his rookie year, offensive lineman Jack Allen is remaining a student of the game in order to make the 53-man roster in 2017.

Allen was picked up as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in the spring of 2016.

Midway through last season, he was moved from the practice squad onto the 53-man roster, but he did not get an opportunity to play. So Allen took that time to learn more about himself and the game.

"Coming here was like being a freshman in high school or college again," Allen said. "I thought I knew a lot, but I found out that I didn't really know anything. So being on the practice squad, I was able to learn a lot more and take more time doing things."

Allen had a dynamic career while at Michigan State. He was a two-time first-team All American (2014-2015), two-time first team All-Big Ten, and he was a two-time Remington Trophy finalist.

Coming to the NFL, the biggest adjustment for Allen was the competition.

"Everybody here was 'that guy' on their college football team," he said. "There is nobody in this locker room that wasn't any good. Everyone is quick, fast, strong and smart. So, you really have to know how to roll with it."

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Re: New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jack Allen ready to compete for roster spot

Happy to get a little update on him. He was pushed out of the way pretty quick by Josh LeRibeus in the attempt to replace Unger. I don't remember if we tried him at guard at all but having that versatility would certainly help his case.
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Re: New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jack Allen ready to compete for roster spot

If I remember correctly several of his snaps at OTA's sailed over Drews head....enter leRebus. We may need him at guard if Armstead is replaced by Peat.
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If I remember correctly several of his snaps at OTA's sailed over Drews head....enter leRebus. We may need him at guard if Armstead is replaced by Peat.
That would not have been him. That was the long snapper that they searched out for. You don't snap over the head as a true center.
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Re: New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jack Allen ready to compete for roster spot

Was Allen the only rookie offensive lineman that was added to the 53 last year? Seems like we had another undrafted FA rookie that cracked the 53...was it Landon Turner? Maybe I'm wrong...but it seems like one of them actually played a few snaps....
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