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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:50:07 -0800
The New England Patriots thrived under special teams coach Scott O'Brien, finishing ranked first among special teams units. Special teams captain Matt Slater was selected to the Pro Bowl, PK Stephen Gostkowski had another strong year, and rookie P Ryan Allen was solid replacing the departed P Zoltan Mesko.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:32:49 -0800
The New England Patriots did not have official word on P Ryan Allen (shoulder), but there is very little reason to believe he would miss the AFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 19. The Patriots could sign a punter by 4 p.m. Jan. 18, but the risk of not practicing with a new player for an entire week is higher than the odds the Denver Broncos would be surprised by a new special-teams player.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:36:36 -0800
New England Patriots LB Steve Beauharnais (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 17, and has been ruled out. P Ryan Allen (shoulder) was limited in practice and is questionable. CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), LB Dont'a Hightower (ankle), OG Logan Mankins (ankle) and RB Shane Vereen (groin) all fully practiced and are probable.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:42:16 -0800
New England Patriots P Ryan Allen (shoulder) appears to have a good chance to play in the AFC Championship game because he has been able to practice on a limited basis the last two days.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:58:54 -0800
New England Patriots P Ryan Allen (shoulder) and LB Dont'a Hightower (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 16. CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), LB Dane Fletcher (groin) and OG Logan Mankins (ankle) practiced in full.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:49:58 -0800
New England Patriots LS Danny Aiken (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 15. WR Kenbrell Thompkins (concussion, hip), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), LB Dont'a Hightower (ankle), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) and P Ryan Allen (shoulder) were limited during practice.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 02:04:48 -0800
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not dismiss the possibility of K Stephen Gostkowski assuming the punting duties once again, or a free agent punter being added if P Ryan Allen (shoulder), who injured his right shoulder in the Colts game, is unable to go. Speculation is Belichick would add a punter.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:34:34 -0800
New England Patriots P Ryan Allen (shoulder) could play in the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos this weekend, depending on how his shoulder responds to treatment this week.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:35:05 -0800
Updating a previous report, the initial diagnosis is that New England Patriots P Ryan Allen (shoulder) suffered an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder during the Divisional Round playoff game. Allen is scheduled to undergo more tests on the shoulder Sunday, Jan. 12.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 06:06:17 -0800
New England Patriots P Ryan Allen (shoulder) will undergo an MRI for a shoulder injury suffered in the team's divisional round game. It does not appear that anything is broken.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:49:48 -0800
New England Patriots P Ryan Allen (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the Divisional Round playoff game and is considered questionable to return.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:14:54 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick indicated Monday, Aug. 12, that there is a "competitive situation" for the starting job between Ps Ryan Allen and Zoltan Mesko. Allen has practice squad eligibility if he is unable to win the job outright. Mesko is also the holder for extra points and field goals, which might work in his favor.
Sun, 05 May 2013 08:12:33 -0700
New England Patriots P Ryan Allen could make a serious push to win the punter job over P Zoltan Mesko during offseason workouts and training camp. Mesko is scheduled to make $1.3 million this season while Allen would make a little over $400,000 if he won the job, which could be a factor in the decision. Allen could be added to the practice squad if he does not win the job.
Thu, 02 May 2013 11:45:49 -0700
New England Patriots P Zoltan Mesko said he is ready to compete with P Ryan Allen for the punter job during offseason workouts and training camp. Mesko said he will also be willing to help Allen out when he needs it.