On Thursday afternoon, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Seahawks and defensive end Jared Allen were “working on [the] final details” of a contract, and that “[b]arring unforeseen circumstances, he could sign today.”
Allen ultimately didn’t, which means the unforeseen circumstances won. And now it’s unclear what Allen may do.
Allen’s agent told multiple reporters that Allen will “consider the Seahawks offer along with the others, and make a decision this weekend.”
It’s possible that Allen eventually will sign with the Seahawks, which perhaps would make Werder “right all along.” It’s possible that he’ll sign with another team. Reference to “the Seahawks offer along with the others” implies that more than one other offer has been made to Allen. Because Allen has visited only with Seattle and Dallas, this could mean that at least one other team remains in the mix.
The decision, then, could be that one or more additional visits will occur. Or it could be that he’ll sign with the Seahawks. Or it could be that he’ll sign with the Cowboys. Or it could be that he’ll do nothing until later in the offseason, taking a page from the Brett Favre show-up-in-August playbook.