One day after news broke about the impending departure of Donald Stephenson, the Chiefs’ offensive line took another blow Wednesday when offensive guard Jeff Allen decided he will sign with the Houston Texans in free agency, sources told The Star.
News of the deal, which is worth $28 million over four years, was first reported by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.
Allen, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 306 pounds, was a part of an offensive line group that showed much more nastiness this year. Once the 26-year-old Allen was inserted into the starting lineup in mid-October, the Chiefs ran off a streak of 11 straight wins until their divisional-round playoff loss to the Patriots.
Allen, a second-round pick of the Chiefs in 2012, started 36 career games — and that’s while missing practically all of the 2014 season with a biceps injury. The Chiefs still have three guards on their roster who started games in 2015: Ben Grubbs, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Zach Fulton.