Report: Indianapolis Colts Tight End Dwayne Allen Out for the Season




 Set to have a breakout campaign in his second season, Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen is going to miss the remainder of the year due to a hip injury that will require surgery. Allen, a third-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft, recorded 45 receptions for 521 yards and three scores as a rookie in 2012.

Fellow second-year tight end Coby Fleener will take over as the Colts starter at that position. Despite going a round earlier than Allen in 2012, Fleener caught just 26 passes for less than 300 yards as a rookie. He has five receptions through two games this year.

New Colts’ offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton comes from Stanford’s offensive philosophy of utilizing the tight end and has reunited with both Andrew Luck and Fleener. It remains to be seen if their success with the Cardinal can translate to the NFL.

Dominique Jones and Jack Doyle are now directly behind Fleener on the Colts’ depth chart with Justice Cunningham sitting on the practice squad. It remains to be seen who Indianapolis will promote or sign to fill Allen’s spot on its 53-man roster.

H/T to Michael Fabiano of the NFL Network for the report on Allen’s injury.

Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of eDraft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus. He’s also the news director here at PFC and co-host of Football Debate Central with Ryan Riddle every Friday. He’s also a former league-wide featured columnist at Bleacher Report.