Six seasons and threeSuper Bowlchampionships later, Allen was released by New England on Tuesday.
Allen, who has played with New England since his rookie year of 2013, is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he averaged 45.1 yards per 64 punts, which was right along with his terrific career average of 45.3 yards a punt.
In 409 career punts, Allen only had two punts blocked.
The 29-year-old Allen was in the last season of his current contract and set to make $900,000.
RookieJake Bailey, who thePatriotsdrafted in the fifth round, is now likely to take on the team’s punting duties. In thePatriots‘ two preseason games thus far, Allen had five punts with a 43.8 average, a long of 57 and two inside the 20-yard-line. Bailey has posted an impressive 49.5 average with a long of 54, but it’s come on just two punts.