- Werder mentions that Allen could eventually decide whether to join the Seahawks in the next few days.
- Werder mentions that Allen is looking for a similar salary to the recent contracts of veteran defensive ends like DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers.
- According to Werder, the Cowboys are not interested at that price.
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reported earlier in the day that Allen is “unlikely” to sign with the Cowboys after meeting with the team Tuesday.
- According to Garafolo, other teams in play for Allen who’s market is still developing.
- Garafolo adds that the Seahawks are one of the teams still in play for Allen.
We’re heard a number of teams mentioned a potential options for Allen, but there hasn’t been a lot of buzz regarding anyone other than the Seahawks and Cowboys as of late. It will be interesting to see who else has in considering Allen in the coming days.
Allen is an interesting free agent now given that some teams have shown interest, but he’s reportedly unwilling to play for less than “fair value,” and would be “at peace living his life without football” if he doesn’t get the kind of compensation he’s looking for.
Allen, 31, has been an extremely productive player during his time in Minnesota, and although his 2013 season wasn’t as good as years past, he still manged to record 11.5 sacks, 52 tackles and two forced fumbles.
- According to Rapoport, a decision is not expected today, but should be made by the end of the week.
- Rapoport mentions that Allen’s options are: Sign with the Cowboys or Seahawks, take more visits or retire.
- Rapoport adds that Allen currently does not have any other visits scheduled.
- Ian Rapoort confirms that Allen will visit with the Cowboys on Tuesday.
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk spoke to a source with knowledge of Allen’s visit who also mentioned that the Cowboys could be Allen’s next visit.
This is not a huge surprise as the Cowboys have come up as a speculative option for Allen, and have shown interest in a number of defensive ends this past week.
His only confirmed visit up to this point is with the Seahawks who are believed to have real interest in Allen.
- According to Rapoport, Allen is expected to make “at least” one more visit.
- Charean Williams of the Star Telegram recently reported that the Cowboys also have interest in Allen to go along with DT Henry Melton.
However, Allen reportedly wants “fair value” given that continued to produce large amount of sacks.
Rapoport adds that Allen is “at peace living his life without football” if he doesn’t get the kind of compensation he’s looking for.
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported last night that the Vikings free-agent DE Jared Allen is talking to the Bears and Seahawks now that the Broncos have reportedly turned their attention to signing DE DeMarcus Ware.
- PFT adds that Allen doesn’t have any other suitors at this point in time.
Bill Huber of the Packer Report, citing a league source, reported earlier in the day that Allen has the Packers, Patriots, Giants and Buccaneers on his “wish list.“
- Huber adds that the Broncos could be considered a potential “fifth suitor” as well.
Reports from last night had the Broncos as the favorites to sign Allen in the coming days, so while he could have interest in the other teams, it seems like Denver is the team to watch for now.
- Garafolo adds that the money needs to be right in this contract, but joining a Super Bowl contender is reportedly intriguing for Allen.
This coincides with Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press who reported earlier that a source close to the situation has informed him that he would be “shocked” if Allen doesn’t sign with the Broncos.
- According to La Canfora, the Vikings are not among the options Allen is considering.
- La Canfora adds that Allen is “incredibly grateful” for his time with the Vikings, but is looking to find a new team that can offer a chance of contending for a title in the near future.
Minnesota reportedly just locked up DE Everson Griffen to a five-year contract, so it appears as though the Vikings are prepared to move forward with a combination of Brian Robison and Griffin. They could also be involved in other defensive end options as well, but they have already committed a lot of money to the position.