Antonio Allen Clears Waivers, Returns to Practice Squad

Oct 21, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is tackled by New York Jets safety Antonio Allen (39) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 29-26. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

For once, Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum actually catches a break.

Antonio Allen had been released earlier this week, much to the chagrin of many Jets fans who hated to lose a young talented player on defense. Well, as I said, Tanny caught a break, as the Jets have announced this morning that Allen has cleared waivers, and been re-signed to the practice squad. Allen showed promise during his time on the active roster, recording a sack and a fumble recovery on special teams. Many fans were suprised this morning that he cleared waivers, but happy to have him back.

In other news, the Jets made the formal announcement this morning that Ricky Sapp has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. Sapp is a fierce pass rusher as we have previously discussed. He showed a lot of promise during training camp before being sidelined with an ankle injury. We look forward to him wreaking havoc in the offensive backfield starting this week in Seattle.

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