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 Free Agent Rumors: Jared Allen using weekend to weigh Seattle Seahawks contract offer


It’s been said that free agent defensive end Jared Allen is allegedly mulling over three teams – one of which is apparently the Seattle Seahawks.

Allen has visited the Seahawks twice and it was reported that a deal between the two sides was close, but Allen left Seattle without a deal and returned home where he’s apparently mulling over contractual details this weekend.

Thursday, free-agent defensive end Jared Allen made his second visit to Seattle Seahawks headquarters in less than a week, yet he left without a deal.

Allen, who had 11.5 sacks last season with the Minnesota Vikings, reportedly will use the weekend to think over the Seahawks’ offer. He was at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Sunday in Renton and visited Thursday with his wife, Amy.

Reports have suggested that Allen originally wanted upwards of $12 million dollars per season before dropping his price tag down to around $10 million per season.

And while teams would likely have no problem signing Allen to a one-year contract with those type of figures, investing three or four years into Allen at such a rate is a different story.

Regardless, it appears we’ll have a resolution on the Allen situation relatively soon.

Tags: Jared Allen NFL Free Agency Seattle Seahawks

  • JTGleason

    I think that the “I wait til this weekend” decision was just a ruse. Allen wants to keep playing, but he wants more $$ too. Mull it over for a week? Other teams offering? I’ll just retire instead? These are just code phrases for, “Teams will get more desperate over time, and bid more for my services if I wait.” His mistake is that those teams’ perception of him is now that he waffles or doesn’t care.

    Call his bluff. If he’d turn down millions, while he’s capable of some more good years, to sit and watch others play on Sunday TV for the rest of his life… Let’m. If the Seahawks don’t hear from him by Monday morning, it’ll be time to tell him to beat feet, and move on.

    • james cardle

      Agreed!