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Report: Jared Allen speaking with Bears, Seahawks

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With Jared Allen’s asking price seemingly too high for the Denver Broncos, the former Minnesota Vikings defensive end has turned his attentions elsewhere.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Allen is now speaking with the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks.

Both Chicago and Seattle have addressed pass rush needs over the last two days with the Seahawks re-signing Michael Bennett and the Bears adding Lamarr Houston. But Chicago also had to part ways with Julius Peppers and Chris Clemons remains a possibly cap casualty in Seattle as well.

Depending on the price, the Seahawks would likely have to free up additional space – potentially by releasing Clemons – if they elect to sign Allen.

While neither Seattle or Chicago are overflowing with cap space, they clearly still view addressing their pass rush as a priority this offseason.

The door seems to be shut with Allen in Denver as the Broncos have shifted their focus to former Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Despite being 31 years old, Allen is coming off his sixth-straight season with double-digit sacks. Allen posted 11.5 sacks last year for Minnesota.

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  1. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 11, 2014 10:58 PM

    Jared Allen in a Bears uniform would be awesome.

  2. thevikesarebest says: Mar 11, 2014 11:00 PM

    Two hapless mediocre franchises you have to choose between.thats what happens when u leave a great franchise like the Vikings.SKOL

  3. hotketchup99 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:01 PM

    Allen and Houston would be quite the duo. As long as he isnt super overpaid I’d welcome it. Still a little bitter about Lance Louis though.

  4. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 11, 2014 11:03 PM

    Bears are slowly building that poor defense back up to some sort of respectability.

    Meanwhile quietly ILB D.J. Williams re-signed.

    He played well inside for us before he got hurt and the Bostic experiment went horribly wrong.

  5. elliottcovert says: Mar 11, 2014 11:03 PM

    Either one of those would be painful for Vikings fans.

  6. gloryfromheaven46 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:06 PM

    What makes him think Seahawks will pay him? Not to mention his playing time will be limited considering they already have Avril, Bennett, and Clemons.

  7. chawk12thman says: Mar 11, 2014 11:07 PM

    Allen would be slightly better than Clemons, but both are a bit long in the tooth. Either would be good for next season and I hope that one of them is a Seahawk when the dust settles.

    Interesting to see how this turns out.

    Go Hawks!

  8. dabearstjm says: Mar 11, 2014 11:07 PM

    Anything more than 2 years at 4 million per year for Allen would be an overpay at this stage in his career

  9. orivar says: Mar 11, 2014 11:07 PM

    “Jared Allen speakng with Bears, Seahawks”

    Missing a vowel there Chris. Anyways go to the Chiefs Allen. Go to the Chiefs!

  10. meatcarroll says: Mar 11, 2014 11:07 PM

    Allen would be insane on the Seahawks.

  11. robseahawksfan says: Mar 11, 2014 11:07 PM

    At least he is now free to bail from that dumpster fire that is the Minnesota Vikings! SKOLOLOLOL

  12. thepftpoet says: Mar 11, 2014 11:08 PM

    Jared Allen would never come to the Seahawks.

    He doesn’t take illegal substances.

    And the only way he would join the Bears is because he would want to steal money from them and Hibernate – no pun intended.

    #Skol

  13. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:09 PM

    as a vikings fan, i wouldn’t exactly like seeing allen in a bears uniform.

    i’m still angry that spielman did not trade allen to the seahawks or broncos during the season so they could have picked up like a 4th or 5th round pick for him

  14. majahpayne8950 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:09 PM

    I knew Emery had something up his sleeve.

  15. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Mar 11, 2014 11:11 PM

    When you have a chance to get out of Minnesota, jump on it.

  16. dirtyhelmet says: Mar 11, 2014 11:15 PM

    If Allen really wants to go to a contender, why the hell would he be talking to the Bears??!! Vikings are probably more of a contender than Chicago.

  17. thepftpoet says: Mar 11, 2014 11:16 PM

    The Seahawks obviously envy the Vikings.

    They are obsessed with our free agents that we don’t even want anymore.

    How are those sloppy seconds PEDhawks?

    #Skol

  18. shaggytoodle says: Mar 11, 2014 11:16 PM

    The Vikings should have traded Allen, and they need to trade Peterson before his career ends without a chance to get to the SB.

  19. darkneptune73 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:16 PM

    NO NO NO NO NO

    No more Viking players to Seattle, PLEASE!

  20. pftking says: Mar 11, 2014 11:19 PM

    Jared must’ve heard about Seattle’s unlimited supply of HGH.

  21. believeland2014 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:19 PM

    Wow! Bennett, Avril, Allen and Clemons, man im not a hawks fan but that is downright scary.

  22. bart15np says: Mar 11, 2014 11:23 PM

    The Rhinestone Cowboy! Da Bears make sense after the release of Peppers. Kinda hope he stays in the north.

  23. hahapapa says: Mar 11, 2014 11:23 PM

    Bears…

  24. hawksforever says: Mar 11, 2014 11:32 PM

    Poor Vikings fans are to stupid to realize that the high point of their season is always the “cruise.”

  25. allidoiswin55 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:36 PM

    I expect Allen in a hawks uniform , hawks alsmost traded for him during the last season . And like his motor and believe they can put him in the right position to be successful and limit his weaknesses and especially limit his wear and tear by being a key rotational player .

    The biggest thing the Seahawks offer to free agents is a fun competitive environment , talent laden roster , Super Bowl caliber franchise and qb , and due to talent they can bring in players for proce it deals at lower costs bc they won’t wear out their players . Your career can be extended in Seattle bc
    Your not going to be relied upon every down and bang your body up so the chances of you fulfilling your contract are greater , so you can take a little
    Less knowing you’ll make it long term as apposed to other teams paying a boat load just to drop you two years later . Makes sense to come to Seattle .

  26. shaggytoodle says: Mar 11, 2014 11:49 PM

    The Vikings are so bad that, that their good players can’t get out of town fast enough.

    Then in an effort to fill a roster they have to over pay unproven players.

  27. kolbydoerge says: Mar 12, 2014 12:02 AM

    Vikings are the D league, Minor league team of the NFL. They don’t always come to Seattle but win they do….They like it! LOL to the Hawk haters from Minny. We enjoy each time you hate, it reminds us that we haven’t been beat this year and your season is already over!

    Go Hawks!

  28. seahawks80 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:04 AM

    Somebody remind these people how many SuperBowls the Vikings have won

  29. italianhorn says: Mar 12, 2014 12:08 AM

    The “Go Hawks” have almost taken the throne from the Pats as the team with the most annoying fans! Just sayin.

  30. cougar69rt03 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:10 AM

    jared don’t go to the pedhawks and ruin your rep you are a class act and you will be known for using in seattle

  31. Jessica says: Mar 12, 2014 12:13 AM

    Sign Allen quickly and while you are at it make a run at DRC who just got shown the door in Denver after the Talib signing. DRC to replace Peanut. Then re-structure Jay’s deal to bring Melton and Wootton back into the fold. Finally draft Jernigan or Khalil Mack in first round. Defense fixed!

  32. yuniverse7 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:16 AM

    There are quite a few jealous(of the Seahawks) NFL fans on this board.
    Seriously, though – character wise, who’s better? Allen or Ware?

  33. midwayroar54 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:17 AM

    Man oh man would I would love to see Allen in a Bears uniform. It is a position of need at the moment as long as we don’t overpay and maybe 1-2 year deal. Mmmm…I would love to see him terrorize the NFC North next year!! I mean come on he had 11.5 sacks last year and still getting doubled up! And just to see all you annoying ass viqueen fans become squeamish everytime he hits the field in a BEARS uniform….everytime I click on any of these links that’s all I see in the comments….ignorance…but if it doesnt happen, oh well GO BEARS!!!

  34. ketch20too says: Mar 12, 2014 12:23 AM

    Sign Allen, drop Zach Miller

  35. hawksforever says: Mar 12, 2014 12:24 AM

    Plus you are almost guaranteed a SB ring in 2014. Much better than the annual hook er cruise the Vikings put on!

  36. nitschkecrapspurple says: Mar 12, 2014 12:26 AM

    He should be happy to leave the purple crap eaters and head for a future champion. He and Clay Matthews would make a formidable rush.

  37. norrismen says: Mar 12, 2014 12:26 AM

    Loved watching him play as well as his off the field work with veterans. Good luck

  38. bears1234567890 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:46 AM

    The bears might be making the biggest splash during the free agency in the nfc north. Bringing in jared allen can really help them. A couple more pieces and they can be a lock for the divison title

  39. cfos00 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:57 AM

    One defensive end does not a pass rush make. The Bears could really, really use more help on the d-line. The defensive line was non-existent last year (ex: Eagles ran for over 250 yards with a long run of 12). He would be a huge boost. Already have a top 5 offense, if the defense isn’t a complete train wreck the Bears could be really scary again. I would absolutely love this.

  40. phukurmouf says: Mar 12, 2014 1:28 AM

    thepftpoet says:
    Mar 11, 2014 11:16 PM

    The Seahawks obviously envy the Vikings.

    They are obsessed with our free agents that we don’t even want anymore.

    How are those sloppy seconds PEDhawks?

    #Skol
    ———————————————
    Tarvaris Jackson played in and won a superbowl before Adrian Peterson. That’s just not right.

  41. hawksrock12 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:37 AM

    @thevikesarebest @thepftpoet to paraphrase Richard Sherman, “you’re weak, need to lift a little more” and “you’re a waste of time out here, you’re wasting my time”.

  42. Matt B says: Mar 12, 2014 1:40 AM

    Allen makes sense for both teams, at the right contract. Chris Clemons is likely gone from Seattle too.

  43. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:43 AM

    I think Jared Allen is the one player that best embodied the losing spirit of degenerate Viking fans everywhere. It was Jared who taught the people of MN to “embrace the suck” as they lost their 4th straight season series to the Packers. Losing will never be quite the same in Vikingland.

  44. vegasbearfan says: Mar 12, 2014 2:32 AM

    Allen in blue and orange – Yea – good fit

  45. slugbaitspace says: Mar 12, 2014 2:41 AM

    thepftpoet says:
    Mar 11, 2014 11:08 PM
    Jared Allen would never come to the Seahawks.
    ———————–
    Of course he wouldn’t. The intense glare reflecting off the rings of Harvin, Jackson and Bevell would completely blind the poor guy.

    Rice will maybe Instagram the reflection off his ring to Jared…

  46. higgy5353 says: Mar 12, 2014 5:11 AM

    Come to Chicago!!! Besides we all know that your not a real football team if your team color is purple!!!!

  47. fmc651 says: Mar 12, 2014 5:30 AM

    I suspect Allen is using the Bears to increase money from Seattle, The Bears can’t beat the packers they have no shot at a SB.Especially with Cutless at QB

  48. khmer379 says: Mar 12, 2014 10:13 AM

    As long he doesn’t win a SB with them Vikings fans will be fine with it

  49. khmer379 says: Mar 12, 2014 10:15 AM

    Purple is the kolor of royalty so bow down! Packers and seahawk fans!

  50. luvmnsports2012 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:10 AM

    Yea take Allen… So my Vikes can run the ball right down your throat! We all know Jared can’t stop the run! Plus he’s not what he used to be so be my guest! Allen’s overrated!!

  51. purpleguy says: Mar 12, 2014 11:20 AM

    I could see Seattle, but the Bears seems like a bit of a stretch if he wants to win a championship. Maybe he over-estimated his value a bit and now has to eat some humble pie.

  52. Canned Heat says: Mar 12, 2014 12:10 PM

    thevikesarebest says:
    Mar 11, 2014 11:00 PM
    Two hapless mediocre franchises you have to choose between.thats what happens when u leave a great franchise like the Vikings.SKOL
    _______________________________

    You sir…are in need of medication. No ONE wants to play for those clowns in MN.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    bears1234567890 says:
    Mar 12, 2014 12:46 AM
    The bears might be making the biggest splash during the free agency in the nfc north. Bringing in jared allen can really help them. A couple more pieces and they can be a lock for the divison title.

    _________________________________

    And you better hope the Bears sign a QB that won’t crap the bed in the second half of every game or Cutler gets surgery to repair his color blindness to get there.

  53. deweyaxewound says: Mar 12, 2014 12:17 PM

    Bears fan here, and it sounds like I’m in the minority, but I don’t care.

    Jared Allen is an obnoxious, overrated, egomaniac cheap shot artist. My opinion is, he’d be toxic in our locker-room, and I just don’t want him playing for the Bears.
    Not to mention he’s getting up there in age, and declining in skills. Plus, we have enough savvy vets/vertran leadership on defense – we should be looking to get younger, not overpaying for overrated big name retreads.

    If we were gonna go that route, why not just keep Peppers (who is at least quiet and humble?)

    Frankly, the Bears would be better off by investing what money they do have available in rebuilding the SECONDARY (while continuing to address needs on the d-line through SENSIBLE, cost-effective FA additions and the draft).

    Invest in a top tier Safety. Re-sign Peanut or bring in another top tier CB.

    Re-sign Melton.

    Just don’t waste our time or money on Jared Allen — let that overpriced obnoxious gasbag be someone else’s problem. Go away, Allen. Go somewhere else.

  54. vikefan says: Mar 12, 2014 1:47 PM

    does not matter for the Vikings, if he signs with seattle chances are he wont even make the cut much like winfied last year and if he signs with da bears he will be schooled twice a season by Matt Khalil. Either way he will be overpaid, best just to retire as a great Viking

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