Tiger-Cats sign free-agent kicker Kenny Allen

Kenny Allen (91) has signed with the Tiger-Cats. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

HAMILTON — Placekicker and punter Kenny Allen was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Monday.

The Tiger-Cats also announced that punter/kicker Sergio Castillo was added to the six-game injured list.

Allen signed as an undrafted free agent with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens on May 5. He attended training camp and played in four pre-season games with the Ravens, punting 13 times for 593 yards (45.6 yards per punt) and pinning his opponents inside the 20-yard line on five occasions. Allen was released by Baltimore on Sept. 1.

The six-foot-three, 223-pound native of Fenton, Michigan, suited up in 32 games over four years at the University of Michigan (2013-16), serving as the team’s primary placekicker in his final two seasons and primary punter in 2016.

During his career with the Wolverines, Allen made 37-of-45 field goals and converted all 99 of his single convert attempts, becoming the second-most accurate kicker in school history.

He also punted 56 times for 2,448 yards (43.7 yards per punt) with 24 punts inside his opponent’s 20-yard line, had back-to-back 100-point seasons (2015-16), and in 2016, was named an Academic All-Big Ten Honouree and to the All-Big Ten special teams second-team by both coaches and media.

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