Jared Allen | DE | Chicago Bears
Posted: 8/11/2014 11:46pm et
Chicago Bears DE Jared Allen said he will remain an every-down player this season and not just a pass-rush specialist. He also said that he signed with the Bears because the coaching staff was on the same page in regards to his role.
Huddle Up: The Bears certainly could use a big year from the aging but still-productive Allen following their disaster of a defensive season a year ago. Allen had 11.5 sacks, 6 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles and 52 total tackles last season with the Vikes.
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.