Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has ruled out star defensive end Jared Allen for Sunday’s NFC Championship game as he deals with a fracture in his foot that he suffered last week. The hope is that he’ll play in the Super Bowl if Carolina gets that far.
DE Jared Allen is OUT for Sunday’s game. #AZvsCAR
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 22, 2016
Allen is of course not happy he’s not playing.
Jared Allen says he’s not happy with Ron Rivera’s decision not to play him.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) January 22, 2016
The 33 year-old Allen only has 32 tackles and two sacks this season. On the other hand, Ealy has recorded five sacks for the Panthers.
Ealy could end up being an upgrade over the aging Allen.
Here’s Allen talking to the media on Friday.