New England Patriots

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen (6) against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Former Patriots punter Ryan Allen’s (oddly long) wait between jobs is finally over, as the Falcons will reportedly sign the Allen to be their new punter, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The odd man out in a camp battle won by rookie Jake Bailey, Allen’s new job comes two and a half months since his cut from New England camp, and with a workout in Houston one of his lone opportunities since he left Foxborough.

Now the fifth punter for the Falcons to try out in a lost 2019 season, the Falcons can take comfort in knowing that Allen certainly made his last (real) game in a Patriot uniform count, too, as he was fantastic in Super Bowl LIII, hammering five punts for an average of 43 yards and three times pinning the Rams inside their 20 en route to a 13-3 victory.

The Patriots, meanwhile, are more than thrilled with their decision, as Bailey has hammered 21 punts inside the 20 this season, good for the second-most in all of football.