Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen is signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a report from Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
UPDATE: Allen’s deal is reportedly worth up to $16.5 million over three years.
It was apparent Allen wasn’t returning to the Eagles when Philadelphia reportedly signed veteran free agent Haloti Ngata on Wednesday. Shortly after that news broke, Allen posted a goodbye message to Philly.
The terms of Allen’s new deal have not yet been reported. The more money he gets, the better it is for the Eagles’ compensatory pick formula. Not to mention the better it is for Allen, a likeable player who made good contributions on the field as well.
The Eagles will get to face Allen during the 2018 NFL season. Philadelphia is scheduled to play the Buccaneers in a road game down in Tampa Bay.
Allen joins Trey Burton as the two Eagles free agents who have signed with new teams so far. Philadelphia re-signed Nigel Bradham earlier on Wednesday. As of this publish time, everyone else is still a free agent.