Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) reacts against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Jared Allen visiting Seattle Seahawks again


 

Minnesota Vikings’ free agent defensive end Jared Allen is the best player left on the market.

After the Vikings and Allen decided they would be parting ways before the start of free agency, Allen had serious interest from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos wound up signing former Dallas Cowboys’ star pass rushed DeMarcus Ware, but Allen did take an enjoyable visit to Seattle.

Allen then tripped to Dallas to possibly replace Ware, but upon leaving, reports said Allen would not be signing with the Cowboys.

One reason Allen has had trouble finding a home is that he had steep contract demands, but has supposedly since dropped his asking price.

Now, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Allen will visit Seattle again and could sign with the Seahawks soon.

 

Allen had 52 tackles and 11.5 sacks for the Vikings last season and has 128.5 career sacks.

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  • JTGleason

    Seahawks have $15.2M in cap space to work with Allen and others, it should get done. Seattle will have as dominant DL front if Jared signs. They can then concentrate on the OG’s & OT’s in the draft, especially if Finley, or Rice sign as WR’s (convert Finley from TE, G.Bay had planned too also).

    • RegisHawk

      Some of that money is needed to sign draft picks and UDFAs. Some of it needs to be set aside to sign injury-replacements. If they sign Allen, I suspect they won’t have enough to extend Earl this year…at least not without cutting into next year’s money, which is needed for Sherm, RW & possibly Okung.

      • JTGleason

        Okung and Wilson are signed til 2016. Thomas and Sherman for 1 more year. Okung and Thomas will already have high salaries ( $11M and $5M respectfully), and even Avril will make $9M before FA in 2015. Still these are already calculated out for this season’s cap at $15M.

        We don’t have high draft picks, and last season’s crop averaged $400K. Eight or nine signings might cost about $3.5M. If Allen comes in between $6-8M, that’s still about +/-$4M to play with for another signing, or early raises for Sherman, and Wilson. Dallas had $7M left in cap space, and still signed Melton. I don’t see a problem. I trust the Seahawks GM already has it calculated out.

  • KloverJane

    At least he’d have fun up there again.

  • shupe

    Only if the price is right. I believe he would make the hawks better next year for sure. 10 plus sacks is hard to ignore. Long term, who knows? He is old in Football years. I do not think a long term contract would be the way to go. 2 year deal max. Probably his best chance for a ring. I am just a faithful 12, however, and do not get paid to make those decisions. I trust PC and JS to make the decisions I am not qualified to make.

  • bizzmoneyb

    that just would not be fair.

  • Ryan Knight

    I’d love to have him here. I trust that our management won’t overpay him. Hopefully, he really just wants to win a ring.