Buccaneers, Chargers and Lions show interest in Eagles DT Beau Allen

Beau Allen, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images)
Beau Allen, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images) /

Bucs, Chargers and Lions Have Interest in Eagles DT Beau Allen

According to  Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions have interest in Philadelphia Eagles free agent defensive tackle Beau Allen.

Could Allen become a Buccaneer , Charger, or Lion? It sure seems like a possibility.

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How did Allen do in 2017?

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Last season,  the 26 year old defensive tackle had three starts, and 13 tackles and one sack in 15 games was the result. Allen played on 423 defensive snaps last season. For his career, Allen has two sacks, 53 tackles and one fumble recovery over a 63-game span.

The seventh round pick out of Wisconsin signed a four-year,  $2.2 million deal his rookie year. Allen could be a very intriguing free agent for teams who are looking for depth at defensive tackle. He’s also durable. He’s only missed one game in his career due to injury.

It’s truly a business.

Philadelphia would love to keep the young defensive tackle, but due to limited cap space, they’ve decided to move on from him. The Chargers and Lions could use Allen to add more depth to their defensive tackle position, but Tampa Bay might be the most desperate for his services.

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The ‘Free Agent Frenzy’ is officially underway.

The Buccaneers just released two veteran defensive tackles Chris Baker and Clinton McDonald which leaves All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. There isn’t much else there.

Pro Football Rumors ranked Allen the sixth best Interior defensive lineman in free agency. Allen wouldn’t be the first Eagles player that the Lions have shown interest in. They’ve also been looking at tight end Trey Burton.

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Lions head coach Matt Patricia definitely saw enough of the Eagles in Super LII as defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. Allen had two tackles in the Super Bowl, and Burton threw the now-famous Philly Special to quarterback Nick Foles in that game.