Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) smiles during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency: Seattle Seahawks not closing the door on Jared Allen

Free agent defensive end Jared Allen is taking his time to decide where he will play next season and doesn’t appear to be in a rush to sign with a team after taking the weekend to weigh his options, which reportedly includes three teams.

One of those teams is the Seattle Seahawks who were believed to be the favorite to land the former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro, and the Super Bowl champions aren’t ruling out him signing with the team, but he will have to make some concessions in regard to salary.

“We’re limited in what we can do in terms of our cap space and what we want to do with our young football team, and he has a limit, too, in terms of what he can do,” Seahawks GM John Schneider said. “There just has to be a balance. We had a great visit, he’s a great guy, has a great family.”

Allen, 31, isn’t quite the same edge rusher he was a couple seasons ago when he had 22 sacks, but that’s an awfully high level to replicate, still Allen has recorded 12 and 11.5 sacks in each of the last two seasons, respectively, to suggest he can still rush the passer.

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