Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) celebrates a sack during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Jared Allen not ruling out re-signing with Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings brought on a defensive-minded head coach in Mike Zimmer but they may be losing one of their best defensive players in Jared Allen. Minnesota failed to negotiate with Allen before the franchise tag deadline and refused to place the tag on him, which means one of the Vikings most iconic players is hitting the open market.

But while the Vikings seem poised to lose Allen to someone willing to pay him a boatload of money, a return to Minnesota isn’t as unlikely as it seems. According to Ian Rapoport from NFL Network, Allen is testing free agency, but isn’t ruling out the Vikings as a possible 2014 destination.

This isn’t surprising, as Allen hasn’t been a free agent before and hasn’t really found out his market value. Teams like the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons will no doubt have interest in Allen but it sounds like returning to the Vikings is something on Allen’s mind and something we should all consider.

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