An ex-Atlanta Falcon will get a Super Bowl ring

LOS ANGELES -- Either Bengals safety Ricardo Allen or Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris will get a Super Bowl ring Sunday.

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Allen was the Falcons’ starting free safety in the 34-28 Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots in 2017. He played 98 of the brutally high 99 snaps in the game.

Morris was the team’s passing-game coordinator/wide receivers coach during that season.

“That’s one thing that I know because I can tell you about being up 25 points in the Super Bowl,” said Allen, who is the only Bengals player with Super Bowl experience.

He played 171 defensive snaps (19%) and 109 snaps on special teams (27%) during the regular season.

Allen, who said he wants to be a coach, was slowed by injuries but was helpful to starting safeties Vonn Bell and Jessie Bates.

“His veteran leadership has been great,” Bengals secondary coach/safeties Robert Livingston said. “I can’t speak enough about it. I told him a long time ago that he was going to do more for me than I probably ever do for him. He continues to be that way each week. He’s a true professional. He’s got great questions, great ideas. Just to spend a year with him, I feel like I’m lucky to have that opportunity.”

Since beating the Chiefs, Allen has been busy.

“They have reached out to me a lot,” Allen said. “They are asking me a lot of questions about how the Falcons lost a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl. It’s just the experience that I’m able to tell them about that game. Just being able to play back through it and tell them what I believe could have helped us win.”

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