Robert Kraft is not putting any distance between himself and actress galpal Ricki Noel Lander in the wake of the New England Patriots [team stats] pooh-bah’s veddy humiliating video fumble, but local spinmeisters say the NFL titan has enough good will built up to survive the scandal.
WHY HE SHOULD MAKE IT: Allen is an experienced veteran at positions where the Patriots are relatively young. Last season, injuries hit the defensive backfield hard, and a lack of depth was exposed, with players such as Phillip Adams and Nate Jones brought in midseason as stop-gap measures. Keeping Allen on the roster would likely prevent against this. The 33-year-old had an interception during organized team activities, where he also appeared to cross-train as a safety. In the event of another wave of injuries, Allen would provide stability.