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Agent’s message implies other teams are still in play for Allen

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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.

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39 Responses to “Agent’s message implies other teams are still in play for Allen”
  1. thepftpoet says: Mar 20, 2014 8:41 PM

    Whatever team Jared Allen goes to, he will be a class act player and citizen.

    One of my favorite Vikings of all time, and I will always have respect for this man.

  2. Norseman says: Mar 20, 2014 8:42 PM

    Well, like Favre, Jared Allen’s never been a big fan of off-season workouts…

  3. dans761 says: Mar 20, 2014 8:45 PM

    It’s an honor to play for the Seahawks and players around. If you need to think about it, stay away! We want guys who wanna be here!

  4. craniator says: Mar 20, 2014 8:49 PM

    I think he either waits as long as possible to make a decision , or walks away from the game. It’s hard to believe , though , that he wouldn’t want to join the team (Seattle) that gives him far and away the best chance he’ll probably ever have to be on a championship team.

  5. believeland2014 says: Mar 20, 2014 8:52 PM

    I wonder who the mystery teams are?

  6. bigjdve says: Mar 20, 2014 8:54 PM

    It just goes to show it is about money and ego with this guy.

    If it was about winning, then he would’ve never left Seattle without a contract.

    Now, it will be interesting to see if Seattle moves on without him. That would be karma.

  7. russellwilsonismymvp says: Mar 20, 2014 8:54 PM

    Go play somewhere else. I’m tired of this clown already. He’s washed up anyway. Clem was better…maybe not in total sacks, but overall strength and play.

  8. 5to46hawkfan says: Mar 20, 2014 8:56 PM

    There are no mystery teams… It’s a ploy to maybe increase his offer – all a game – he’ll sign with Seattle

  9. thevikesarebest says: Mar 20, 2014 8:56 PM

    He spent one night there in that classless city and organization and is already reconsidering.

  10. bloodybj says: Mar 20, 2014 8:57 PM

    Go to the bears!!! Great city and you can beat up on Aaron Rodgers, Matt stafford, and… And… That qb in purple

  11. snoqualmkanem says: Mar 20, 2014 8:59 PM

    The mystery teams are fictional… negotiating tactic.

  12. Dusty Grey says: Mar 20, 2014 9:00 PM

    The more logical assumption is that his agent is saying “other teams” to keep the offer from the Seahawks from tanking. They guy brought his family with him.

    I bet this is more of a “family decision” to decide if they want to move to Seattle or retire. That’s why he’s taking the weekend to make a decision.

  13. bloodybj says: Mar 20, 2014 9:03 PM

    Fran tarkinton? No that’s not it

  14. vinhdro says: Mar 20, 2014 9:04 PM

    TheVikingsAreTheWorse is still butthurt over all ex-minn players wanting to Win! He got his money with yall purple princess. Now its time for that ring. AP might need another backpack for all that dead weight

  15. sweetnlow44 says: Mar 20, 2014 9:10 PM

    It’s a negotiation tactic, nothing more. He’s hoping Seattle will up their offer. Doubtful to work with the Seahawks though. They’re not so desperate for him that they’re going to overpay – as evidenced with them letting Tate walk without upping their “laughable” offer.

  16. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 20, 2014 9:10 PM

    This just convinces me that Jared is trying to score that BIG contract that teams regret later. Pay for a big name that doesn’t produce in the future.

  17. vegasbearfan says: Mar 20, 2014 9:19 PM

    Yes – come to Chicago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. vegasbearfan says: Mar 20, 2014 9:20 PM

    I would trade him for Wooton anytime

  19. GenXJay says: Mar 20, 2014 9:22 PM

    lol!
    Ed Werder smoked out all the bandwagon seahawks fans this afternoon.
    Allen has enough integrity to refuse a contract requiring the use of PED’s before games.

  20. hawkthunder says: Mar 20, 2014 9:23 PM

    FWIW, Allen follows 71 ppl on Twitter. – Interestingly, Russell Wilson, Adrian Peterson, Strahan, The Vikings page and some singers and interesting people.

    I thought it was interesting that he was following Russell Wilson.

  21. ariani1985 says: Mar 20, 2014 9:26 PM

    I think everyone in pft knows where he will go if he enjoys clown music. Hint anyone?

  22. rufusporter says: Mar 20, 2014 9:46 PM

    Whatever he does I hope he doesn’t quit football because he is very entertaining and I think he still has some game left in him. Jared Allen, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril would tear teams apart on 3rd downs. Strip sacks all over the field. Maybe it wouldn’t be fair.

  23. denver1983 says: Mar 20, 2014 9:47 PM

    Broncos will sign him too!

  24. thepasswordis12345 says: Mar 20, 2014 9:52 PM

    Jared, come to Seattle and win a Super Bowl, something that would never happen in Minnesota or Dallas.

  25. purpleguy says: Mar 20, 2014 10:00 PM

    I keep wondering if the Pats aren’t going to swoop in here. He’ll perform well for whoever gets him.

  26. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 20, 2014 10:17 PM

    bigjdve says:
    Mar 20, 2014 8:54 PM
    It just goes to show it is about money and ego with this guy.

    If it was about winning, then he would’ve never left Seattle without a contract.

    I’ve never understood why everyone considers it to be a sign of such great character when a veteran FA chooses to join a team that is already great as if that shows how much he “only cares about winning”.

    Did you ever consider the possibility that a guy like Allen, who is used to being a team leader, doesn’t see anything heroic about becoming a role player on a team that’s already won the Super Bowl just so he can ride their coattails to a ring?

  27. sonoco says: Mar 20, 2014 10:18 PM

    He should just stay in shape on his own and wait it out until June or July. 50-50 odds some playoff team somewhere will have a DE get busted or tear an ACL giving Allen maximum leverage.

  28. kabasaman says: Mar 20, 2014 10:49 PM

    What I want to know is? Who made Seattle Gods gift to football?…………….They finally win something and now its some sacred place….Horse hockey…I say. If you like rain, a not so honest coach and a flash in the pan team. Good Luck…….

  29. capn0bvious says: Mar 20, 2014 11:16 PM

    Of course the agent would say that, even if it’s not true. Probably a bargaining tactic, maybe there is a number they are haggling over with Seattle.

  30. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Mar 20, 2014 11:52 PM

    He already turned down the best deal he could have got and now when he sign for less he will look like a chump. DRC style!

  31. ohnoflorio says: Mar 21, 2014 12:32 AM

    Whose going to pay Allen 4 what he DID, not 4 what he’s going to do???

  32. seabrawk12 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:05 AM

    Happy retirement. Cleary no love for the game or desire to win.

  33. lscratchingthesurface says: Mar 21, 2014 10:06 AM

    I hope Denver isn’t on the list.
    Jared: Just say NO to Elway

  34. lscratchingthesurface says: Mar 21, 2014 10:22 AM

    Jared Allen is a game changer. Oh, and by the way Jared isn’t lazy in season or offseason. Earlier when he played in KC no one worked harder. If you question his ability then you’d be wrong. Give the man a break! He’ll have at least 10 sacks next season. Count on Allen.

  35. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 21, 2014 11:33 AM

    craniator says:
    Mar 20, 2014 8:49 PM

    I think he either waits as long as possible to make a decision , or walks away from the game. It’s hard to believe , though , that he wouldn’t want to join the team (Seattle) that gives him far and away the best chance he’ll probably ever have to be on a championship team.
    ________

    He went to overtime in the NFC Championship game in 2009. Seattle may have won last year, but the odds are against them getting that close again. Sorry to break it to you.

  36. mediasloppy says: Mar 21, 2014 1:09 PM

    OK Seahawk fans. Lets turn the tables. You should pay at least $25 more for a ticket to be in the company of the eventual Super Bowl team. Being the 12th man on such a team should maybe cost an extra $50 just to be part of. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that. It’s actually a privilege!

  37. surfinbird1 says: Mar 21, 2014 1:36 PM

    He’s beggin the Pats to make him an offer.

  38. baronvonmonocle says: Mar 22, 2014 3:03 PM

    “Allen ultimately didn’t, which means the unforeseen circumstances won.”

    You know, it could also mean that Werder was full of crap.

  39. mrseaballs says: Mar 23, 2014 5:31 PM

    He said he would make a decision over the weekend and and I believe he will. The Seahawks will not wait to decide what moves they will make. If he has an interest in going there he needs to jump on it. Seattle is an outstanding place for him to go but if a couple more million is more important then go for it. He can always buy a ring from the Pawn Star dudes.

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