Keenan Allen

Chargers' Keenan Allen voted NFL comeback player of the year

Chargers' Keenan Allen voted NFL comeback player of the year

Chargers receiver Keenan Allen, who bounced back from an injury plagued 2016 to finish third in the league with 1,393 yards on 102 receptions this season, has been selected 2017 NFL comeback player of the year in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Allen missed the second half of the 2015 season after suffering a lacerated kidney and virtually all of 2016 after tearing a knee ligament in the season opener.

But he played in all 16 games this season and set a franchise record for receptions. His receiving yards were the second-most in team history. The 6-foot-2, 211-pound Allen, known as one of the league’s most precise route runners, had seven...

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