Jared Allen spent the past six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He was a part of three winning teams. Allen experienced only one playoff win in Minnesota. It is just a matter of time before the 31-year-old’s NFL career is over.
Might as well join the defending Super Bowl champions.
Allen is considering joining Seattle after a second visit on Thursday. ESPN's Adam Schefter previously reported a deal between Allen and Seattle had been reached, but Ed Werder's original report was altered on Thursday afternoon.
Dallas was interested in Allen, but the Cowboys signed defensive tackle Henry Melton, which affected the team’s available salary cap space. Allen previously visited Seattle, but left without a contract. He flew back for a second visit with the Seahawks on Thursday.
Seattle’s possition addition of Allen could strengthen a defensive line that already has Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, who signed a four-year deal worth $28.5 million ($16 million guaranteed) this offseason. Avril is entering the final year of a two-year contract worth $15 million.
Last season, Allen had 11.5 sacks, Bennett finished with 8.5 sacks, while Avril added eight. Seattle could have one of the strongest defensive end rotations in the NFL this season.
Allen has 128.5 sacks in 10 NFL seasons. He wanted to sign a lucrative contract during free agency, but could settle for being on a Super Bowl contender instead.
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