The Raiders officially released safety Nate Allen Tuesday who had signed a long term deal with the team just prior to last season. He was coming off a career season with the Philadelphia Eagles and signed to a lucrative 4-year, $23 million deal. He was a day away from being due $4.9 million guaranteed for next season. His release therefore leaves no dead money behind.
The six-year veteran safety played in just five games for the Raiders in 2015. He started the season opener and was lost to a knee injury that had him placed on injured reserve with designation for return.
After returning in week 10, he played in four more games before suffering another knee injury that had him placed on season ending injured reserve. In total he missed 11 games on the year, starting three, and totaled 14 tackles (11 solo) with one interception and two passes defended.