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 salary cap space. Veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield was released and defensive tackle Kevin Williams who has lined up next to Allen since 2008 had his contract restructured eliminating the final year of his deal for 2014.

Allen will be a free agent in the offseason. He's not sure where his next NFL contract will come from. He's also not worrying about the situation.

Allen said Thursday -- a day after fellow defensive end Brian Robison signed a four-year extension with the Vikings -- he hasn't had talks with Minnesota about an extension of his own.

"Honestly I'm not even worried about that" Allen said. "I'm in a situation where I've been blessed to have been taken care of and the Lord's been good to me. And that's where I leave it. I leave it in the Lord's hands. Where I'm going to be at is totally up to him and I'm receptive to go where he wants me. It's not a stresser on my mind honestly."

A five-time Pro Bowl player Allen will surely have suitors in the offseason if he doesn't return to the Vikings.

He's had double-digit sacks each of the last six seasons dating back to his final year with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007. Minnesota made the move dealing a first-round pick and more to the Chiefs to acquire Allen in 2008 and then rewarded him with a six-year $73.2 million contract at the time the richest contract for a defensive player in NFL history.