Jared Allen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jared Allen signs one-day contract with Minnesota, will retire a Viking

    Larry Brown Sports "Tell the world: Jared Allen is coming home. According to a report by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports on Thursday, the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end has signed a one-day contract in Minnesota to retire as a Viking. Allen’s last NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, are said to have helped set up..." April 14

  • Jared Allen gushes about Panthers' 'zero drama' locker room

    The Score "Jared Allen spent less than a season with the Carolina Panthers after being traded from the Chicago Bears in late September, but the recently retired defensive end heaped praise on the team's culture during an appearance on NFL Network's "Total Access" on Thursday. "They have some great talent..." March 04

  • Jared Allen announces retirement, rides off into nonexistent sunset

    The Score "Jared Allen was always a bit of a character, so it should come as no surprise he's ending his career with one final goofy stunt. The veteran defensive end announced his retirement in a video posted to his Twitter account Thursday. Perhaps the lack of a proper sunset is fitting. Allen was..." February 18

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    Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

    Ron Rivera says Jared Allen and Thomas Davis are expected to be ready to play on Sunday in the Super Bowl.

  • Jared Allen not happy that Panthers won't let him play in NFC title game

    CBS Sports "The Panthers' decision to keep Jared Allen out of Sunday's NFC title game isn't exactly sitting well with Allen. The defensive end, who fractured his foot against the Seahawks last week, was slightly upset Friday when he found out that coach Ron Rivera made the decision to sit him..." January 23

  • Jared Allen will not play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The chances of Panthers defensive end Jared Allen playing in the NFC title game never looked good and now they’re nonexistent. Coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Allen has been ruled out for the game after breaking a bone in his foot. Rivera said early in the week that the team considered Allen..." January 22

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    Jonathan Jones @jjones9

    Jared Allen: MRI revealed a break. He will be listed as doubtful. Won't practice Wednesday. Day by day. Gonna see if he can play through

  • Panthers' Jared Allen likely requires season-ending foot surgery

    SB Nation "Carolina Panthers defensive end reportedly suffered a foot injury that could require season-ending surgery, according to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer. Allen will undergo an X-ray on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Ian Rapaport reported more optimistic news, citing a..." January 18

  • Panthers trade for Bears' Jared Allen

    NFL.com "The Panthers have agreed to trade for Bears pass rusher Jared Allen in exchange for a conditional draft pick, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a source involved. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the trade. Allen had five tackles and one interception in three games with..." September 28

  • Chicago Bears' Jared Allen 'refreshed' by position change

    Chicago Football "Jared Allen is the NFL’s active sacks leader and a likely future Hall of Famer. Yet the 33-year-old said he feels like he’s playing college football again as he prepares for his 11th season (second with the Bears). “I'm at home studying the playbook. I haven't done that in 10 years,” Allen..." April 29

  • Can Jared Allen fit in Chicago Bears' new defense?

    NFL.com "When John Fox hired well-respected coordinator Vic Fangio it was assumed was that the Chicago Bears would move toward a base 3-4 defense. However, the quandary for the Bears, who lacked a consistent pass rush in 2014, is that most of their defensive linemen are best suited to run a 4-3. The..." January 30

  • Jared Allen thinks Adrian Peterson should be allowed to play in the NFL

    CBS Sports "Adrian Peterson's legal issues are behind him after pleading no contest to misdemeanor child-abuse charges, but his NFL future remains up in the air. His reinstatement hearing with the league is set for Monday, one day after the Vikings face the desperate-for-something-other-than-a-blowout Bears,..." November 14

  • Bears' Jared Allen expects to be booed by Vikings fans

    NFL.com "Jared Allen has no illusions about how he will be welcomed when he returns to Minnesota next season. The 32-year-old told NBC Sports Network that he knew staying within the NFC North meant he'd be booed when the Chicago Bears travel to meet the Vikings. "Minnesota has great fans so they're..." April 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears didn’t represent the biggest $ offer for Jared Allen: #Raiders did. They were willing to pay him $9M. He believed Bears were best fit

  • Bears sign Jared Allen

    Pro Football Talk "In one of the most surprising signings in free agency to date, the Bears have acquired Jared Allen. Allen, the former Vikings star, was widely believed to be nearing a deal with the defending champion Seahawks. Instead, he’ll stay in the NFC North but head south to Chicago. “We are extremely..." March 26

  • No word yet on Jared Allen decision

    Pro Football Talk "Free-agent defensive end Jared Allen planned to take the weekend to make a decision regarding his future. If a decision has been made, it’s yet to be announced or leaked. The options appear to be: (1) signing with the Seahawks; (2) signing with the Cowboys or someone else; (3) retiring; or..." March 24

  • Jared Allen to join Seahawks

    ESPN "Pass-rusher Jared Allen has agreed to sign with the Seattle Seahawks and is in the process of finalizing negotiations on a contract with the Super Bowl champions, according to league sources. Barring unforeseen developments, Allen intends to sign an agreement as soon as Thursday while..." March 21

  • Allen weighing Seahawks, other offers

    ESPN "Jared Allen was accompanied on his second visit to the Seattle Seahawks by his wife, family members and his agent. But any sense they were brought together presuming an introductory news conference disintegrated when they left Seahawks headquarters and returned to their family offseason home in..." March 21

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Sources: Jared Allen making second visit to SB champion Seahawks and could decide whether to join them in next few days.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    I'm told Jared Allen wants close to $10 million per year like DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers. Cowboys not interested at that price.

  • Report: Jared Allen “unlikely” to sign with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "For Cowboys fans hoping that good things happen in threes, the third good thing apparently won’t be the signing of defensive end Jared Allen. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Allen in “unlikely” to sign with the Cowboys after Tuesday’s visit. Allen also has visited the Seahawks, and..." March 19

  • Jared Allen out to dinner with Cowboys officials Monday night, will continue visit Tuesday

    Dallas Morning News "Defensive end Jared Allen, the top pass-rushing free agent left on the market, is spending Monday night eating dinner with Dallas Cowboys officials and is scheduled to continue his visit at Valley Ranch on Tuesday, according to a source. So, defensive tackle Henry Melton wasn’t the only free..." March 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Jared Allen wants his fair value after averaging 13 sacks. I’m told he’d be at peace living his life without football if he doesn’t get it.

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    Chris Tomasson @christomasson

    Source close to the situation would be "shocked" if Jared Allen doesn't end up with the Denver Broncos.

  • Jared Allen won't return to Vikings, to test free agency for 1st time

    CBS Sports "Four-time All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen is not planning on returning to Vikings, according to a league source. The future Hall of Famer and longtime Viking has whittled down his suitors to less than five teams and Minnesota is not among them. In a move affecting Allen, the Vikings agreed to..." March 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Spoke with Ken Harris, agent for Vikings DE Jared Allen, who will test FA market regardless. “He’s going to see what 32 teams have to offer”

  • Jared Allen won't be back in a Vikings uniform

    ESPN "Brian Robison earned a contract extension in the middle of the 2013 season with probably the best performance of his career, posting a career-high nine sacks and returning a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown on Sept. 15 against the Bears. And for as much as he struggled early in the season,..." January 28

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    Ira Kaufman @IKaufmanTBO

    Leslie Frazier's presence on Lovie Smith's staff could help the Bucs lure Jared Allen to Tampa if the Vikings allow him to hit free agency

  • Vikings Jared Allen, Kevin Williams know Sunday could be final game as teammates

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Jared Allen and Kevin Williams have established a tears-free period. They've even put a wager on it. "The first person who cries gets a gut punch," Williams said with a laugh. The two longtime defensive linemen both could be playing their final game for the Vikings on Sunday against Detroit..." December 27

  • Jared Allen, Kevin Williams looking at final days together in Minnesota

    Fox Sports North "When Jared Allen arrived in Minnesota in 2008, he was an electric pass rusher coming over in a big pre-draft trade from the Kansas City Chiefs with a league-leading 15.5 sacks. Kevin Williams was the star of the Vikings' defensive line; already a three-time, first-team All-Pro and one part of the..." December 11

  • With Vikings on decline, Jared Allen mulls future

    USA Today "Jared Allen intends to retire as a Minnesota Viking someday. But it was hard to listen to him speak Thursday without believing he'll be playing somewhere else first. "To be real honest, I'm going to have to look at the situation of the team," Allen, the veteran defensive end whose contract..." November 22

  • Denver never wanted Vikings defensive end Jared Allen

    Denver Post "This was never going to be the type of trade market in which the Broncos would take part. "Everybody wants to trade somebody that's going to be a free agent," said John Elway, the Broncos' director of football operations. "I'm not going to give up a draft pick for eight games." The NFL..." October 30

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Vikings are certainly open to fielding offers today for Jared Allen. Have had a few talks w teams but nothing substantial yet

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Contrary to what is out there Seattle is NOT one of the teams in it for Jared Allen. Two others but Seattle is not talking to Vikes for him

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Seattle making 11th-hour push to trade for Vikings Pro-Bowl DE Jared Allen, per multiple sources. Vikings also talking to second team.

  • Cowboys, Broncos could be in mix if Vikings shop DE Jared Allen

    CBS Sports "To this point, the one-win Minnesota Vikings have not pursued any deals for Jared Allen, according to league sources, and have not really entertained the prospect internally, but given the team's woeful performance, Allen's huge salary and his impending free agency, exploratory calls will come..." October 27

  • Jared Allen hasn't had contract talks with Vikings

    Fox Sports North "Jared Allen returned to the Minnesota Vikings this season entering the final year of his contract and was pleased the team didn't ask him to restructure the six-year deal the two sides agreed to in 2008. Allen 31 was due a base salary of $14.28 million this season and Minnesota was looking for..." October 11

  • Jared Allen leaves practice after "tweaking" his ankle

    Fox Sports North "At one point during Minnesota Vikings' training camp on Tuesday Everson Griffen had replaced Pro Bowler Jared Allen second-year linebacker Audie Cole was filling in for Erin Henderson and special teamer Andrew Sendejo was at safety for Harrison Smith. Once enjoying a relatively healthy training..." August 07

  • Jennings, Allen expected back at Vikings practice next week

    Fox Sports North "Greg Jennings said he could see the headlines coming Wednesday when he was forced to miss the Minnesota Vikings organized team activities because of a minor ankle injury. Jennings is drawing attention in his first offseason for Minnesota since coming over from the Green Bay Packers and..." May 31

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    Ben Goessling @BenGoesslingPP

    Jared Allen is expected back at OTAs next week, Leslie Frazier said. #Vikings would have everyone there if Allen arrives.

  • Vikings' Jared Allen confident going into a contract year

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s a Monday in May and Jared Allen is reciting from the Book of Herm. ¶ “You always have to ask, ‘Do you love football or do you love what football gives you?’ ” ¶ The adage is borrowed from Herm Edwards, Allen’s head coach during his final two seasons in Kansas City. But this is the question..." May 24

  • Jared Allen declares shoulder 95 percent healed

    Fox Sports "With so much focus on the draft in recent weeks, some of the current Vikings have kind of fallen through the cracks of media attention. One of those players is Jared Allen, who is recovering from shoulder surgery and entering the final year of his contract. Allen spoke this week with Sirius XM..." May 05

  • Jared Allen tells Christian Ponder: “You have to be the guy”

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings defensive end Jared Allen believes that if the Vikings are going to be Super Bowl contenders, the leadership of the team has to come not from him, and not from Adrian Peterson, but from quarterback Christian Ponder. “I tell him all the time, you have to be the guy,” Allen said of Ponder..." May 03

  • Sources: Vikings star end Jared Allen also underwent knee surgery

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Before having a torn labrum in his left shoulder repaired a couple months ago, Jared Allen said he hadn't had surgery since getting his tonsils out at age 5. It turns out the shoulder wasn't all the Minnesota Vikings' star pass rusher had fixed this time. Allen underwent knee surgery on Jan...." March 27

  • Sources: Vikings star end Jared Allen also underwent knee surgery

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Before having a torn labrum in his left shoulder repaired a couple months ago, Jared Allen said he hadn't had surgery since getting his tonsils out at age 5. It turns out the shoulder wasn't all the Minnesota Vikings' star pass rusher had fixed this time. Allen underwent knee surgery on Jan...." March 26

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