Add another name to the list of players who could be traded by Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Vikings defensive end Jared Allen could be traded “for the right price.”
While that sentence generally applies to any player, there’s reason to believe it particularly applies to Allen. He’s in the final year of a contract that pays him a base salary of $14.2 million, which means that he’d be due to make $7.5 million over the rest of the year.
Glazer says the “right price” is more than a third-round pick, which could be more than a new team would want to pay for a guy in the last year of his contract — unless a new deal would be part of the trade.
The real question, in our view, is whether Allen wants to be traded. As his one-handed sack of Eli Manning proved, Allen still is an elite pass rusher. Perhaps he’d like to play for an elite team, too.