The Oakland Raiders have re-signed safety Nate Allen

The Oakland Raiders have re-signed safety Nate Allen

Just two days after releasing him, the Oakland Raiders have announced they they re-signed veteran safety Nate Allen. 

Allen was released on Tuesday largely due to the fact that his $4.9 million salary would have become fully guaranteed if he was still on the roster on Wednesday. 

The veteran played in just five games in 2015, starting three, and totaling 14 tackles, one interception and two passes defensed after injuring his knee in week 1. He finished the year on the Reserve/Injured List.

The six-year veteran has played in 79 games with 72 starts over his career, totaling 394 tackles (268 solo), 11 interceptions, four sacks, 30 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Allen originally signed with Oakland as an unrestricted free agent in March 2015 following five seasons (2010-14) with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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