Titans Release Punter Ryan Allen in a Surprising Move

Atlanta Falcons place kicker Younghoe Koo (7) kicks a field goal held by Atlanta Falcons punter Ryan Allen (9) in 2019. Photo by Andrew J Kramer/CSM/Shutterstock (10514553v)

Tennessee Titans are cleaning house once again, although this time, the move was rather surprising compared to some of their previous decisions.

The team announced on Tuesday that they have released punter Ryan Allen, bringing the 30-year-old player’s stint with the organization to an end after just 10 days. Allen was signed on November 7 as a replacement for starter Brett Kern, who landed on injured reserve after hurting his wrist. 

Allen actually played well while filling in for Kern, averaging 50.5 yards per punt in Week 9 against Chicago Bears. However, the team decided to give a chance to practice squad player Trevor Daniel in Week 10 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Daniel ended up putting a struggling showing, averaging just 32.0 yards per punt and getting blocked once. Still, this apparently wasn’t enough for Allen to get another chance.

Ryan Allen spent the better part of his NFL career with New England Patriots, where he was part of Super Bowl-winning teams on three occasions. He also played for Atlanta Falcons, spending the second part of the 2019 NFL season with the organization.

Allen averaged 45.2 yards per punt throughout his career, with his longest punt coming at 67 yards.