In what was an expected move, the Atlanta Falcons promoted cornerback Ricardo Allen from the practice squad to their active roster to replace cornerback Robert Alford, who was placed on injured reserve yesterday with a wrist injury.
Allen, a 2014 fifth-round draft choice out of Purdue, has spent the entire season on the Falcons’ practice squad.
There was a possibility that Allen could have been elevated several weeks ago when Alford first suffered his injury, but the Falcons opted instead to add linebacker James Anderson to shore up depth at that position.
According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, Allen has spent considerable time after practice this season working to improve his technique.
I've seen @Ricardo37Allen work extremely hard on his technique after practices along with secondary coach Tim Lewis.
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) December 16, 2014