Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) celebrates his sack against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Jared Allen allegedly wanted $12 million a year before dropping asking price?

Earlier today, reports leaked suggested not only that Jared Allen was unlikely to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, but that he was commanding a salary of $10 million dollars per season.

That’s pretty lofty given Allen’s age and mildly declining skills, but shockingly – that’s cheaper than Allen’s original price.

According to Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports, Allen originally wanted to be paid $12 million a year before eventually dropping his asking price since teams understandably had no interest.

Reports were that Jared Allen was looking for $12 million a year in what he called a “fair” deal. The market has been set for pass-rushing defensive ends and it’s not $12 million a year.

As Allen is finding out, a market for an aging pass rusher at $10 million dollars a year is pretty thin, but at $12 million? It’s non-existent. That’s why Allen’s pit stop with the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys has resulted in him leaving both destinations void of any deal.

Kirwan believes that Allen could potentially strike a deal that would pay him around $9 million dollars per season for four years.

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