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Chiefs are bringing back offensive lineman Jeff Allen

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Allen provides the Chiefs good, veteran depth at the offensive line position.

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UPDATE: 8:49 a.m. Arrowhead Time, August 23

The Jeff Allen contract details are out, via NFL insider Adam Caplan.


UPDATE: 11:27 a.m. Arrowhead Time, August 19

The “deal is done,” per NFL insider Adam Caplan.


The Kansas City Chiefs are likely to bring back offensive lineman Jeff Allen, as first hinted at by SB Nation’s own Geoff Schwartz.

And Geoff would know—the two were teammates on the Chiefs in 2013, and his brother is current Chiefs right tackle Mitch Schwartz.

Allen, 29, originally entered the league with the Chiefs when they selected him in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Allen spent 2012 to 2015 with the team before signing a four-year deal with the Houston Texans back in 2016. Houston released Allen in July of 2018 with an injury settlement, opening the door for the Chiefs to sign him to a one-year deal in mid-October when they faced injuries along their line.

Allen replaced left guard Cam Erving when he hurt his knee in the Chiefs’ Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens, then started three straight games at left guard to end the season. It’s worth noting that the Chiefs kept Allen as the starter despite Erving being ready to go prior to their final game in 2018. Erving replaced Allen at left guard in the playoffs.

In addition to guard, Allen can play tackle and center, and he is a locker-room favorite among his Chiefs teammates. I doubt the Chiefs would bring back Allen simply to cut him just a few weeks later, so the move impacts the offensive line depth chart.

The roster currently stands at 90 players, so a corresponding move should be coming.

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