ALAMEDA _ The Raiders apparently didn’t see enough of safety Nate Allen last season to cut the cord completely.
Two days after Allen was released, the Raiders re-signed the veteran safety to an undisclosed contract Thursday, the club announced. Allen’s salary of $4.9 million would have been guaranteed had he been on the roster Wednesday.
Allen’s original deal had a maximum value of $23 million over four seasons and he earned $6.9 million last season in salary and bonus money. He had an MCL injury in the season opener, didn’t return until the 10th game of the season, and then re-injured his knee and ended the season on injured reserve.
Presumably, Allen returns to the Raiders at a lower salary and without a salary guarantee.
The Raiders are already thin at safety with the retirement of Charles Woodson. Taylor Mays, who played in 14 games with five starts, is scheduled for unrestricted free agency. Larry Asante, an unrestricted free agent, played in 16 games with two starts.