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NFL free agency 2017: Dolphins to meet with Nate Allen

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Miami has to find a replacement for Isa Abdul-Quddus.

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The Miami Dolphins are expected to welcome free agent safety Nate Allen to their Davie facilities on Friday. The former Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders defensive back could an option to replace Isa Abdul-Quddus, whose neck injury may force him to retire from the game.

Allen was a second-round pick of the Eagles in 2010, playing five seasons for the team with work at both free- and strong-safety positions. He signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders in 2015, then tore his MCL in the fifth game of that year. He came back last year, appearing in 14 games but with only four starts. For his career, he has 93 games played with 76 starts, 361 tackles, 13 interceptions, 36 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and four sacks.

Allen is a Fort Myers, Florida native, attending Cape Coral High School before attending the University of South Florida.