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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sources: Jared Allen making second visit to SB champion Seahawks and could decide whether to join them in next few days.
I'm told Jared Allen wants close to $10 million per year like DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers. Cowboys not interested at that price.
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
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
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.
Source close to the situation would be "shocked" if Jared Allen doesn't end up with the Denver Broncos.
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
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”
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
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
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
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
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 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
Vikings are certainly open to fielding offers today for Jared Allen. Have had a few talks w teams but nothing substantial yet
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
Seattle making 11th-hour push to trade for Vikings Pro-Bowl DE Jared Allen, per multiple sources. Vikings also talking to second team.
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
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
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
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
Jared Allen is expected back at OTAs next week, Leslie Frazier said. #Vikings would have everyone there if Allen arrives.
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
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
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
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
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