Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (83) scores a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Colts' Dwayne Allen at '110 percent', in line for breakout season


The Indianapolis Colts lost a valuable member of their offense and a top target for Andrew Luck when tight end Dwayne Allen was lost after the first game of the season with a hip injury, but the former third round pick has deemed himself ready to go.

“I feel like I’m almost to 110 percent,” Allen told the team’s official website. “It’s not just my job to work to train my body where it was. I sat out a year, everyone else is improving. I don’t know what percent they’re improving, but I guess it’s 10 percent.

“They’re getting 10 percent better than they were the year before. It’s my job to work back to where I was before last season, then gain that extra percent so I can stay up with the NFL.”

Coupled with fellow tight end Coby Fleener, the return of Allen who had a promising rookie season will allow the Colts to deploy two-tight sets and give Luck another weapon to go along with TY Hilton and Reggie Wayne, also rehabbing from a season-ending injury, to give the Colts a well-balanced offense.

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