Armando Allen could be the Bears' #3 running back on Sunday vs. the Colts.
Bears beat writer Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Bears will likely promote running back Armando Allen from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, before Sunday's game against the Colts at Soldier Field:
Running back Armando Allen, who lost a battle with Lorenzo Booker last week, is expected to be promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
As Jensen alluded to, this comes a week after the Bears cut Allen in favor of veteran running back Lorenzo Booker, but Booker is unlikely to be active on Sunday after suffering a concussion in the Bears' final preseason game against the Browns.
Allen and Booker both impressed in the preseason, and I (along with most people that follow the team closely) actually thought Allen would beat Booker out for a roster spot. Booker's ability on special teams is believed to be what ended up winning him the job.
If Allen is added to the roster, a corresponding roster move will need to be made by the Bears. Here's Jensen's take on which player could be let go:
The Bears will need to make a corresponding roster move, and linebacker Patrick Trahan could be the odd man out. But, with punter Adam Podlesh expected to play Sunday -- he's currently listed as probable -- the Bears won't carry rookie punter Ryan Quigley much longer. Quigley, though, could stick around through the Colts game, as insurance for Podlesh.
I'd have to agree with those guesses, and we'll find out for sure in the next two days (if Allen is indeed promoted to the roster).