Jared Allen | DE | Minnesota Vikings
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.
Posted: 3/26/2013 11:53pm et
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (knee, shoulder) underwent cleanup surgery on his knee Jan. 31, the same day he had left shoulder surgery, according to two NFL sources. One source said his knee injury was a 'minor' procedure, and he's expected to be ready for minicamp in June.
Huddle Up: Allen, who turns 31 in April, obviously needed the off-season tuneups and will be looking to improve on his 12-sack season of 2012 -- a far cry from his 22-sack campaign a year earlier.
Posted: 2/2/2013 9:32pm et
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen recently underwent surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is expected to be ready for the start of the training camp.
Huddle Up: Allen played a good portion of the year with the injury, and it showed in somewhat declined productivity. Expect him to bounce back with two functioning shoulders next season.