Dwayne Allen: "felt 70%" in 2014


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Pos: TE   Height: 6-3   Weight: 255   Hometown: Fayetteville, NC (Terry Sanford HS)  
Years Played: 2008 - 2011

Former Clemson tight end Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
Tight End (2008 - 2011)
#83 6-3, 255
Fayetteville, NC

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told the media recently he was only "70 percent" during last season after battling injuries including a high-ankle sprain last November against the Patriots and an injured knee several weeks later versus the Cowboys.

Allen still had 29 receptions for 395 yards and 8 touchdowns in 13 games in 2014. He started off strong with scoring touchdowns in seven of his team's first nine games.

“I felt 70 percent for the better part of (2014),” Allen said on Wednesday to reporters.

“Having an offseason to really train like the offseason I had my rookie year or the offseason I had going into the second year, before I was injured, was my main focus. I’m glad I was able to get away and get that taken care of.

“It’s a long season especially whenever you play into late January. My biggest focus this offseason was to get my body into a position where I can go out and have the best season for this team.”

Allen also answered questions about his contract situation and potential free agency after the season.

“I play this game because I want to be the best, not because I want to be the highest paid or anything like that. With the contract looming, it is what is. Me thinking about a contract isn’t going to help me play any better on the field. Me focusing on having my body in the best shape possible to go out and help the team will.”

The Colts are in the middle of their team's offseason workout program and Allen had missed the first four weeks to give his body extra time to heal from his knee and ankle injuries.

Allen is expected to rejoin the team on Monday (May 18) for OTAs.

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