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Raiders Reportedly Offered Jared Allen More Money Than The Bears

 

Update:

Ian Rapoport reports that the Oakland Raiders actually offered veteran DE Jared Allen more money than the Chicago Bears before an agreement was announced today.

  • Rapoport adds that the Raiders were willing to pay Allen $9 million per season.
  • However, Allen reportedly believed the Bears were the best fit for him.

As for the Jets, Rapoport reports that the Jets “lingered and watched” the Allen’s market, but ultimately never made him an offer.

According to Rapoport, Allen believes QB Jay Cutler is capable of winning titles in the NFL.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reports that the New York Jets “wanted in” on the bidding for DE Jared Allen.

  • According to Schefter, Jets HC Rex Ryan spoke to Allen last week about playing for them.
  • Schefter mentions that Jets assistant Karl Dunbar coached Allen while the two were in Minnesota, so there was a connection there.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports confirms that the Jets were one of the teams checking in on Allen last week and adds that other teams showed interest as well.

Allen tells ESPN’s Ed Werder that the Bears entered the picture “at the last minute” with $15.5 million guaranteed, which would place him between DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers.

Here’s a simple look at how these three contracts compare:

  • DeMarcus Ware (31): three years, $30M total, $10M annually, $16.5M fully guaranteed.
  • Jared Allen (31): four years, $32M total, $8M annually, $15.5M fully guaranteed.
  • Julius Peppers (34): three years, $26M total, $8.666M annually, $7.5M fully guaranteed.

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