TE Dwayne Allen's season and possibly his time with the Colts is over

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts tight end Dwayne Allen's 2015 season has ended, as the team placed him on injured reserve Wednesday because of a calf injury.

Now you have to wonder: Is Allen's career with the Colts over, too?

Allen will be a free agent in the offseason, and there's a good possibility that the team will have to choose between him and fellow tight end Coby Fleener, who will also be a free agent, on who to re-sign.

Injuries have been a problem for Allen, who was taken in the third round of the 2012 draft. A hip injury in Week 1 ended his 2013 season. He caught a career-high eight touchdowns in 2014 despite missing three games due to injury. Fleener is more durable than Allen.

Allen had a diminished role in the offense this season, partly because he was used as an extra offensive lineman to help block and the tight ends weren't heavily involved in the offense. He had only 16 receptions on just 29 targets for 109 yards and one touchdown this season.

The Colts elevated tight end Erik Swoope from the practice squad to take Allen’s spot on the 53-man roster.