Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) before the game against the Chicago Bears at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL trade rumors: Minnesota Vikings do not feel they can re-sign Jared Allen

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Few names have become hotter prior to today’s NFL trade deadline than that of Minnesota Vikings defensive end, Jared Allen. It’s been rumored for a few days now that the Vikings were aggressively attempting to trade Allen, much of it because they don’t feel as if they’ll be able to re-sign Allen who is a free agent at season end.

Per Around The League on NFL.com:

According to Silver, the Minnesota Vikings are bracing for the loss of Allen in the offseason. They are not planning to pay the kind of big-money salary it would take to re-sign him on the open market.

Of course, Allen’s contract makes him a difficult trade as there are only a handful of teams around the league that could absorb such – even less that could take on the money and want/need Allen. So while the talented defender is very much available, actually being moved is a completely different story.

Either way, trade or not, it appears Allen’s time as a member of the Minnesota Vikings is ticking down quickly.

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