For those of you wanting the Pittsburgh Steelers to sign tight end Dwayne Allen during free agency, you can now move on to another player.
According to Pro Football Talk, Allen has re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts and it’s reportedly a four-year deal worth $29.4 million. Additionally, Allen will make $12 million in 2016 and $17 million in the first two years of the new deal.
It's a four-year, $29.4M deal for Colts TE Dwayne Allen, with $12M paid out in year one, $17M through year two. He had 16 catches last year.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 8, 2016
During the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Allen indicated during a few radio interviews that he liked his chances of re-signing with the Colts and now that has finally happened with the start of the new league year now less than two days away.
Last season, Allen was barely used in the Colts passing game and it resulted in him catching just 16 passes for 109 yards and one touchdown.
It will now be interesting to see if the Colts are also able to re-sign fellow tight end Coby Fleener as he is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.
In somewhat related news, Michael DiRocco of ESPN reported on Monday that the Jacksonville Jaguars and veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis are close to reaching an agreement on a new contract which would prevent him from becoming a free agent.