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Falcons promote CB Allen from practice squad


Cornerback Ricardo Allen was signed to the Atlanta Falcons’ active roster from the practice squad.

Starting cornerback Robert Alford was placed on injured reserve following wrist surgery.

Allen was drafted in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Purdue and has been on the practice squad for all 15 weeks of his rookie season.

A four-time All-Big Ten selection, Allen is the school record holder with four interception returns for touchdowns, 13 interceptions and 263 total tackles.

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