Both Fleener and Allen were limited in preseason by injuries—Fleener by a concussion and a sprained knee, Allen with a injured foot—but a return to practice signals good things for the Colts with a week to go before the season opener against the Oakland Raiders.
While the Raiders are expected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL this season, having their high-powered TE tangent back would most certainly give the Colts a big offensive boost. Both Fleener and Allen were 2012 draft picks by the Colts—Fleener in the 2nd round, Allen in the 3rd. Allen played all 16 games last season and finished with 45 receptions for 521 yards and three touchdowns. Fleener played in 12 games with 26 receptions and 281 yards with two touchdowns.