Patriots release long-time punter Ryan Allen

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New England Patriots have released punter Ryan Allen. This means the Patriots have given the job to rookie Jake Bailey.

New England selected Bailey with their 163rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Before being drafted by the Patriots, he was a punter for the Stanford Cardinal.

Former New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen punting to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII
Ryan Allen punting to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII (Getty Images/Scott Cunningham)

According to, Boston Globe’s Jim McBride reported Allen struggled to keep up with Bailey. The story also says that Bailey looked terrific in camp, which helped him get the job.

Allen spent his entire career with the Patriots before his release. He played for the team from 2013 through 2018.

During his tenure, he won three Super Bowls with the franchise. He was part of the teams that won XLIX, LI, and LIII.

The Salem, Oregon native signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in April 2013. He beat out Zoltán Meskó to get the job during the 2013 campaign.

In 2018, Allen had 64 punts for 2,885 yards. He averaged 45.1 yards per punt with his longest punt going 66 yards.

He has appeared in 96 games in his career over six seasons. He has had 409 punts for 18,526 yards for an average of 45.3 yards per punt.

The longest punt in his career was 67 yards. He had a punt that went 67 yards during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

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