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.
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.