Dwayne Allen Returns to the Colts Offseason Program


Earlier, it was reported that Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen would be missing a portion of the team’s voluntary offseason conditioning program because he elected to work with a personal trainer in Arizona instead.

The team granted Allen the permission to do as such. However, per his head coach’s insistence, it has now been reported that the Colts emerging young tight end has returned to the team for the end of Phase II of the team’s offseason program (via Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen):

It’s significant because it will allow for Allen to interact with some his new teammates and coaches, particularly highly regarded veteran additions like Frank Gore and Andre Johnson. However, beyond that, it’s expected that Allen put in the hard work and necessary time into his training while down in Arizona, and he should be ready to join the team’s offseason program without really missing a beat.

The Colts tight end is coming off a solid season, in which he caught 29 receptions for 395 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. While Allen missed 3 games last year because of injury last year, he’s one of the most complete tight ends in football when healthy. His exceptional ability to both catch and block provides quarterback Andrew Luck with another dynamic weapon at the offense’s disposal.

It’s still encouraging news that he’s joining his teammates as part of the team’s offseason program, as it can only help the continuity and chemistry of the team’s offense going forward. If nothing else, he’ll get better acquainted with some of the new faces in the Colts locker room and get to know some of his teammates more in the process. Quite frankly, it’s good to see Allen back with the Colts. 

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