The New York Jets made two moves recently. One included the waiving of safety Antonio Allen while the other has Freddie Bishop coming back.The New York Jets have officially announced the releasing of safety Antonio Allen. Allen was drafted by the Jets in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft.
We have waived/injured S Antonio Allen and signed LB Freddie Bishop to the active roster. pic.twitter.com/zRhUU7WLlY
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 10, 2016
Allen was resigned by the Jets his first team this offseason after he was released by the Houston Texans. The South Carolina product found much success in his first three years with the green and white, collecting 110 tackles, 13 PDs and one interception in 38 games.
Unfortunately, the safety would suffer an achilles injury during training camp that forced him to miss the entire 2015 season. Allen would look to have a strong back bounce season in 2016 for the Jets. Unfortunately, this would not be the case.
The 28-year old had a disappointing 2016 season having just one assisted tackle in 12 games played. While Allen wasn’t expected to do much due to the abundance of safety’s the Jets have it certainly wasn’t what the two sides were expecting heading into his fourth NFL season.
Along with the waiving of Allen the Jets signed Linebacker Freddie Bishop to the active roster. Bishop was signed by the green and white prior to the beginning of the season.
Unfortunately, the Linebacker was one of the final cuts made by the Jets, but would sign a practice squad deal with the team just a day later.
With the Jets playing for nothing at this point of the season it will be interesting to see if the 26-year old can impress the Jets enough to get himself more playing time in the 2017 season.