Jared Allen | DE | Chicago Bears
Posted: 3/26/2014 2:08pm et
Updating an earlier report, Chicago Bears DE Jared Allen agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with $15.5 million guaranteed. The deal can void to three years and $24 million.
Huddle Up: Allen fills the Julius Peppers role in Chicago's pass rush. He also remains in the NFC North, which can't make Aaron Rodgers and/or Matthew Stafford happy.
Posted: 3/20/2014 7:38pm et
Free-agent DE Jared Allen (Vikings) left his visit with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, March 20, without a deal but had 'good discussions' with the team. The Seahawks made an offer, but Allen will consider it and decide this weekend.
Huddle Up: Despite reports earlier Thursday that the ex-Viking had officially joined the Super Bowl champs, the deal is on hold for now. Still, the 'Hawks remain the clear front-runner for the veteran pass-rusher, who has recorded double-digit sacks in 8 of his 10 pro seasons.
Posted: 3/18/2014 11:00pm et
With only $7 million in cap space for the Dallas Cowboys after the DT Henry Melton deal, that makes Dallas an unlikely landing place for free-agent DE Jared Allen (Vikings).
Huddle Up: Allen reportedly also has talked to 4 other teams, but one -- the Broncos -- decided to go with ex-Cowboy DeMarcus Ware. That leaves the Seahawks and 2 other unnamed teams, who may now decide to wait for Allen's asking price to drop.
Posted: 3/16/2014 10:14pm et
The Seattle Seahawks met with free-agent DE Jared Allen (Vikings) Sunday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Could the rich soon get richer in the Pacific Northwest? Allen, though, has said teams must meet his salary expectations or he's prepared to walk away from the game. Stay tuned . . .
Posted: 3/4/2014 10:50pm et
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen's agent, Ken Harris, said his client is determined to get 'a clean shot at free agency' next week. However, Harris said the Vikings 'aren't out of it.' 'He's definitely going to see what 32 teams have to say, not 31,' Harris continued. 'I'll give him the cap numbers, moves teams have made (and) how close they are to contending so he knows it all.'
Huddle Up: Even with Allen turning 32 in April, there figures to plenty of interest in the 5-time Pro Bowler, who has posted a league-leading 45.5 sacks over the past 3 seasons.
Posted: 3/2/2014 5:14pm et
The Oakland Raiders have plenty of salary cap room, and could show an interest in free-agent DE Jared Allen (Vikings).
Huddle Up: Allen turns 32 next month only has a few good seasons remaining, and you would think the NFL's sack leader (45.5) over the last 3 seasons would want to close out his career as the missing piece with a bona fide title contender, but the $$$ may also prove too good to pass up. It'll be intriguing to see which wins out.
Posted: 2/13/2014 11:54pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could show interest in Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DE Jared Allen this offseason because he played for defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier when they were both with the Vikings.
Huddle Up: This makes sense in more ways than one as the Bucs' DEs combined for only 10 sacks this past season -- 1.5 fewer than Allen racked up in Minnesota.
Posted: 1/28/2014 11:27pm et
The Minnesota Vikings are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent DE Jared Allen unless he is willing to come back on a significantly reduced deal.
Huddle Up: Allen will be 32 in April and his sack totals have declined in each of the last 3 seasons, but he figures to have a good year or 2 left. It's easy to see him moving on and finishing out his career as a designated pass rusher on a contending team.
Posted: 6/6/2013 6:04pm et
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (shoulder, knee) said he's on the same page with the team when it comes to the fact that he doesn't have a contract guarantee in his final season with the club. 'I was in an organization previously that didn't respect where I was at in my contract,' Allen said. 'They promised me a lot of stuff and didn't deliver. And here, I don't have that problem.' Allen is set to make more than $14 million in his final year under contract with Minnesota. He said he's unsure if he'll want to negotiate a new contract during the year, but he's just happy the team is willing to let him play out his last year. Allen is attending the team's minicamp but is only observing after having surgeries on his left shoulder and right knee four months ago. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Allen probably won't practice until training camp. Allen said his shoulder is about 97 percent healthy right now.
Huddle Up: Allen's sack production slipped from 22 to 12 this past season, but the DE's standout 2011 season is looking more like the exception rather than the rule as he had 11, 14.5 and 14.5 sacks in the 3 seasons prior to that, likely nixing his hopes for 1 final big-$ deal. Still, even now at 31 and coming off the offseason surgeries, expect Allen's 2013 total to fall within that 11-15-sack range as well.