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October 22, 2012
Nate Allen Safety Cape Coral High School Cape Coral, Fla. Nate Allen passed for more than 5,000 yards as a quarterback at Cape Coral High School in southwestern Florida. To place that in perspective, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick passed for 4,846 at Warwick High School in Newport News, Va. Allen laughs. "So I passed for more yards?" he asks. "I did not know that. I have something to brag about now. " So how did Allen end up playing safety in the NFL? Along with quarterback, he also played safety in high school.
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November 4, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles strong safety Nate Allen did not practice Friday after suffering a left hamstring injury during Thursday's workout. Allen strained his right hamstring in the fourth quarter of a 26-23 overtime loss to the Detroit Lions on Oct. 14. After the bye week, he returned and played in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, recording nine tackles. He said his right hamstring is fine. "It is frustrating," he said of the latest setback, but "Monday is not out of the picture. " If Allen is not able to play against the New Orleans Saints, David Sims would start.
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December 21, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a peculiar move, Eagles coach Andy Reid announced that Kurt Coleman and Colt Anderson would start at the safety positions on Sunday ahead of Nate Allen. Allen will work into the rotation, Reid added, but the switch was a clear demotion for the Eagles' 2010 second-round draft pick. "I was all right with it," Allen said Wednesday. "You've got to be a professional about it and just go out there and continue to work and contribute and help the team out however you can. " A demotion this late in the season suggests the Eagles have given up on Allen.
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October 29, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
IF SOMEONE wants to donate a gently used safety to the Eagles, Chip Kelly will take it, he said yesterday. No word on whether you'd get a tax receipt for your contribution. But Kelly's point yesterday seemed to be that he doesn't expect any such miracles by today's 4 p.m. NFL trade deadline. He added that the Eagles "aren't actively looking to upgrade" anywhere as the deadline nears. Perhaps partly because of that expectation, and how hard it is to engineer impact trades in the NFL, even more so during the season, Kelly delivered a strong defense of Nate Allen.
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September 24, 2010
YES, IT'S EARLY. Two games isn't much time to come to a conclusion about anything - well, except for switching quarterbacks. But I digress. Sure, some mistakes have been made, but, for the most part, the first two games of Nate Allen's career as the Eagles' starting free safety couldn't have gone much better. As one of the Eagles to be watched closely this season, Allen already has given us some positives. He intercepted a pass from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the season opener and got another pick off Detroit quarterback Shaun Hill Sunday.
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November 1, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Earl Wolff entered Eagles training camp competing with Nate Allen for a starting spot. The 2013 fifth-round pick could never wrestle the starting job from Allen, and it became clear early in the preseason that Wolff would open the season as a backup. He remained in that role and has played only 17 defensive snaps this season. That could change Sunday against the Houston Texans. Allen, who has come under fire this week after allowing a 75-yard touchdown Sunday in the loss to Arizona, missed practice for the third straight day with a hamstring injury.
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February 19, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nate Allen spent Tuesday trying to clear his name after he was detained and questioned by police in Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday. The Eagles safety said a woman mistakenly accused him of exposing himself. Allen, 27, was released and not charged after spending more than four hours in a holding cell. A Fort Myers police spokesman, Lt. Victor Medico, released a statement Tuesday. "The Nate Allen investigation remains active," the statement said. "Allen is no longer in police custody and has not been charged with a crime at this time.
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November 9, 2010 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Safety Nate Allen, the rookie who has started every Eagles game this season, has a neck sprain and will likely miss the team's game at Washington Monday. "It looks like he's going to struggle to make it for this week, but we'll see how he progresses," coach Andy Reid said. If Allen is out he'll likely be replaced by fellow rookie Kurt Coleman, a seventh-round draft pick who had his most extensive showing of the season Sunday after Allen got hurt. The team has just three safeties on the roster - Allen, Coleman and Quintin Mikell - so if Allen can't play, they would be thin in that area.
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August 2, 2011
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Nate Allen was back on the field Monday morning for his first full-contact drills of training camp. The second-year safety, returning from a torn patellar tendon in December, said he felt good, though he admitted to having a little hesitation when rushing into the offensive line on blitzes. "It's in here a little bit," he said, pointing to his temple. "But I feel good. " Allen, reserved and quiet by nature, has had to become a more vocal presence on the field.
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December 21, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
SOMEWHERE FAIRLY high among the reasons why Andy Reid almost certainly will coach his final home game for the Eagles Sunday is this: Reid's team drafted safety Nate Allen in the second round in 2010, 37th overall, and safety Jaiquawn Jarrett in the second round in 2011, 54th overall. Neither Allen nor Jarrett will start for the Eagles against the visiting Washington Redskins. Jarrett was cut Sept. 11, and on Wednesday, Reid announced that Colt Anderson will take Allen's starting role.
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June 11, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whatever the disconnect between Earl Wolff and Chip Kelly over the safety's recovery from knee surgery, the only opinion that counts in terms of the player's future with the Eagles is the coach's. And right now, Kelly has made it quite clear that he believes Wolff should be practicing. "He's been cleared from Dr. [James] Andrews a couple weeks ago," Kelly said on Tuesday, "but it's what he can tolerate. " Wolff had a different interpretation. "He didn't clear me to come out here and be 100 percent," Wolff said of Andrews, the orthopedic surgeon who has been the go-to guy for pro athletes' injuries.
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June 5, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Corey Undlin won't mention the name of his former employer. (Hint: It's in Denver.) The Eagles' new defensive backs coach was fired from his previous job, but his refusal to look back had little to do with any ill will he may have toward, yes, the Broncos. Undlin is focused on the here and now in Philadelphia. So when comments from several holdovers that seemed to disparage his predecessor were relayed to him Wednesday, Undlin handled them with care and directed his attention toward how he intended to fix a secondary that was among the worst in the NFL. The Eagles' pass defense finished 31st in yards allowed; surrendered a fourth-worst 30 touchdowns; and, most damaging, gave up a league-worst 72 passes over 20 yards and 18 over 40 yards.
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June 3, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The way the Eagles defensive secondary performed in two seasons under head coach Chip Kelly and defensive coordinator Bill Davis, it was understood that big changes were warranted heading into a third season. In 2013, the Eagles ranked 32d in net passing yards allowed per game, and in 2014, they were ranked 31st. Having seen enough of that, Kelly let three-quarters of the starting secondary leave in free agency, brought in cornerback Byron Maxwell from Seattle and also added Walter Thurmond, an oft-injured cornerback who is being retrofitted as a safety alongside holdover Malcolm Jenkins.
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June 2, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Walter Thurmond received an offer from Eagles coaches four weeks ago. He could stay at cornerback, where he has played his entire five-year career, and compete at a position that became crowded this offseason. Or he could move to safety, where the Eagles' glaring need has been ignored. The decision was left to Thurmond. He is now a safety. "I chose to go to the safety because of the defense we play - there's going to be a lot of opportunities to make plays on the ball," Thurmond said.
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May 29, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
RECENT SCIENTIFIC studies point to safety and cornerback as the Eagles positions causing the most significant damage to flat screens in the Delaware Valley in 2014. Industry data indicates consumers, asked the reason why they were shopping for new TVs in January, most often replied, "Bradley [censored] Fletcher. " Fletcher, Cary Williams and Nate Allen are all far from the NovaCare practice fields this week as the 2015 Eagles make their way through organized team activities. Yesterday, it seemed we might be closer to getting answers to two of the offseason's most pressing questions - who starts opposite $63 million free-agent Byron Maxwell at corner, and who starts opposite Malcolm Jenkins at safety?
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May 10, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' top two picks lined up against each other on the first day of rookie minicamp on Friday, with second-round defensive back Eric Rowe covering first-round wide receiver Nelson Agholor during drills. This was notable not only because the two players are expected to be contributors this year, but also because Rowe played cornerback. When the two were last on a field together, Agholor played wide receiver for Southern California and Rowe played safety at Utah. Rowe, who has the ability to play both safety and cornerback, is starting his Eagles career at cornerback.
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May 4, 2015 | BY LE BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ERIC ROWE said his final NFL predraft visit was to Philadelphia, and, by time he headed home, he was sold. "After my visit, I was like, 'I want to go here so bad.' But it's not like college, where I get to pick," Rowe said on a conference call last night, after the Eagles traded up from 52nd overall in the second round to 47th in order to select Rowe, a 6-0 1/2, 205-pound cornerback and safety from Utah. What Rowe said about feeling as if he fit in with the Eagles' culture, about liking what he heard from the team's coaches, sounded remarkably similar to what first-round pick Nelson Agholor had said earlier in the day. This is Chip Kelly's draft.
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April 30, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles picked a bad year to need a safety. Their ongoing search for stability at the position continues this week, although they're assessing a position that is considered one of the weakest in this draft class. Their plight is complicated by rigid demands at the position that narrow their draft possibilities. Traditional in-the-box safeties are not appealing to the Eagles. They want the two starting safeties to be interchangeable, so they search for versatile players who have the characteristics of both a strong safety and a free safety.
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April 24, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
SAFETY What they have: Not enough. This is the biggest area of need heading into the draft. Malcolm Jenkins was a great signing last offseason, but Nate Allen was still Nate Allen, and now he plays for the Raiders. There was no real good free-agent safety on the market this year, after Devin McCourty, who would have been an Eagles target, re-upped with the Patriots. If a starter doesn't emerge from the draft, or in the roster cuts between now and the season, we're looking at Earl Wolff, whose lingering knee problems completely stalled his progress last season, or December signee Chris Couplin, who was cut by the Lions and the Bills last season.
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April 9, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles signed defensive back E.J. Biggers and wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu to one-year contracts Tuesday, adding more depth to positions of need. Biggers, 27, comes from the Washington Redskins and has played cornerback and safety during his five-year career. Ajirotutu, 27, spent most of his career in San Diego and has been a productive special-teams player. Both players were in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Biggers, who played for Tampa Bay during the first three seasons of his career before spending two years in Washington, is 6 feet and 185 pounds.
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