Two years ago Nate Allen signed a 4-year deal with the Raiders. Last offseason he was cut and re-signed on a one year deal after injuries cost him all but 5 games and sent him to IR twice in one season. Now he’s a Miami Dolphin.
It’s a homecoming for Allen who grew up in Fort Myers Florida and attended the University of South Florida.
Last season, Allen backed up Raiders first round pick Karl Joseph. Allen appeared in all 14 games, mostly on special teams, but stepped in as a starter late in the season due to Joseph suffering a toe injury and Allen played well, finishing the season with 2 interceptions, 3 passes defended and 26 combined tackles (20 solo).
Overall, however, his signing wasn’t a success. He was a fantastic team guy, leader, and locker room presence along with being a smart player on the field, but the injuries ruined his chances of living up to the player the Raiders hoped he would be.
Allen is the 7th Raiders free agent to be signed away. Keep up on all the signings here.