Dwayne Allen reportedly will miss a few weeks with a knee injury

He won’t require surgery, according to NFL Network.

Dwayne Allen
Dwayne Allen dives over Jayon Brown of the Tennessee Titans. –Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen is expected to miss a few weeks with a knee injury, although it won’t require surgery, according to NFL Network.

Allen suffered the injury Sunday against the Titans, colliding with teammate Trent Brown on a long completion to Josh Gordon in the third quarter. He tried to give it a go but eventually had to take himself out.

Allen has appeared in all 10 games for the Patriots this season, starting six. He has three catches on four targets for 27 yards and has played 43.4 percent of offensive snaps.

New England’s tight end group has been banged up all season. All-Pro Rob Gronkowski has been battling back and ankle injuries and sat out three of the last four games. Second-year man Jacob Hollister, who played Sunday, has been nagged by a hamstring injury, missing all but four games.


The Patriots have a bye this week. Their next game is Nov. 25 at the Jets.


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