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More Linebacker Depth: Redskins Add Allen

The Redskins continued to add to their depth and special teams with the signing of free agent linebacker Brian Allen, formerly with the Carolina Panthers, on Wednesday.

Allen, 6-0 and 232 pounds, has appeared in 46 regular season and four postseason games during his four-year NFL career, making nine starts. He has amassed 133 tackles (72 solo), one sack and one interception.

Originally selected in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, Allen appeared in three games his rookie season. He was then allocated to the Houston Texans expansion draft in 2002 and was released by the Texans in May 2002.

Claimed off waivers by Carolina, he has spent the past three seasons on the Panthers' roster.

Primarily utilized on special teams, Allen was a member of the Panther's kickoff coverage team that ranked fifth in the NFL in 2003.

At Florida State, Allen started every game during his final two seasons, earning second-team All-ACC recognition both seasons. He finished his career with the Seminoles with 286 tackles, nine sacks and four interceptions.

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