After missing every practice this week, including Friday's session, it was somewhat predictable that cornerback Jason Allen would be listed as doubtful. That being said it's rare, though not entirely impossible, that players listed as doubtful actually play. Yet we're comfortable saying he won't play this weekend.
Heading into the fifth week of the year, Allen has participated during three defensive snaps, all against the Washington Redskins.
On the other hand this is the first weekend that Kirkpatrick has been listed as doubtful during a Friday afternoon injury report, rather than "out", as is usually case by Wednesday's report. He was limited all week, which in of itself is a mini-victory and another step closer to being ready following the team's October 28 bye week.