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Fins Re-Sign Will Allen

Cornerback Will Allen has signed a two-year extension with the Dolphins, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Per Rosenhaus, it’s a two-year deal.  The contract includes $10 million in guarantees, and Allen will make $16.2 million over the next three seasons.
Allen initially entered the league as a first-round pick of the Giants in 2001.  He joined the Dolphins in 2006, starting all but one game over the last three seasons.
[Editor’s note:  The prior version of this article characterized the contract as a two-year, $16 million deal.  We apologize for the error.]

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16 Responses to “Fins Re-Sign Will Allen”
  1. SoundChaser says: May 26, 2009 2:31 PM

    I like Will Allen but $16 million. That seems a little much.

  2. Slow Joe says: May 26, 2009 2:48 PM

    Those numbers cannot be right.

  3. Dolfan29 says: May 26, 2009 2:56 PM

    I second what SoundChaser said. Will Allen is good, but I think maybe it’s two much money.

  4. Kotite says: May 26, 2009 2:59 PM

    “They overpaid bigtime.” ~Jerry Porter

  5. djerseyguy says: May 26, 2009 3:05 PM

    $16 million for an average corner? That seems about right.

  6. ThaU says: May 26, 2009 3:19 PM

    Will Allen is the Best cornerback they had for years.. fans tend not to respect Him…
    he plays with the Top Wr’s in the Nfl for His whole Career and had a Soild Season Last year .. Good move 4 the Phins !!

  7. rudy says: May 26, 2009 3:28 PM

    10 million guaranteed? Should’ve added one more year to the contract.

  8. ThaU says: May 26, 2009 3:45 PM

    Best move the Real cornerback that can matchup with the Top notch WR’s In our Divison

  9. ajv02 says: May 26, 2009 3:55 PM

    Actually it’s $16 million over 3 years per Rosenhaus.

  10. al davis is my christ says: May 26, 2009 4:06 PM

    I’ve never understood why dolphins is abreviated as “fins” instead of “phins” it just doesn’t make sense

  11. texasPHINSfan says: May 26, 2009 4:32 PM

    Will Allen is the best corner on the Dolphins roster. What’s more, he’s one of the more underrated corners in the league (read: not best, but underrated).
    this contract seems fair to his playing ability, and i’m glad they were able to get it done.

  12. Welsh Gator says: May 26, 2009 4:40 PM

    That’s great. Because it is a little much. That’s because its $16 million over 3 years, they restructured this years contract, I think. Florio, you can’t use Rosenhaus’ Twitter page for official contract numbers.
    From Miami Herald:
    Allen will earn $16.2 million over the next three seasons — including a guaranteed $10 million over the next two seasons, eliminating the prospect of Allen testing the free agent market next March.

  13. jwill007 says: May 26, 2009 4:44 PM

    soundchaser,
    tell me about it totally agree but hey if thats what the Tuna wants to do…Hell he is winning down there….

  14. KILLER FINS FAN says: May 26, 2009 5:13 PM

    maybe this year he can quit stumbling, falling & actually get some int’s!!! but true too much $$ for that player!!! GO FINS 2009!!!

  15. fishbeastman says: May 26, 2009 5:15 PM

    16 million over the next 3 seasons sounds a whole lot better than over the next two.
    The problem is that it seems like the dolphins are giving out a bunch of huge contracts that will cripple their salary cap. Jake Grove, Vernon Carey, Justin Smiley, and Jake Long all have mega-contracts. That’s just the O-Line!
    Then you throw in Channing Crowder’s contract, Gibril Wilson, Joey Porter, and Will Allen, and that must leave the team hurting.
    They have certainly made the secondary a priority though, both with these signings and the draft. Clearly depth in the secondary is a focus of the phins.
    They also seem to be looking for different styles amongst their corners. Will Allen has always been a speed and finesse guy. Add Vontae Davis’s aggressive play, with Sean Smith’s size and it is clear that they are looking to shore up all weaknesses in the secondary. Too bad that they do not appear to have a ball-hawk…

  16. garyofferdahl says: May 26, 2009 7:34 PM

    getting starting corner for 5 million a year is about right….Andre Goodman got more for crissakes!

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