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Jared Allen taking second visit to Seattle

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With the Dallas Cowboys seemingly out of the picture after signing Henry Melton, the interest between former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks appears to be picking up steam.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Allen is making a second trip to the Pacific Northwest to visit with the Seahawks. A source confirmed the second meeting to PFT.

Allen first visited with the Seahawks on Sunday before making his way to Dallas for a visit with the Cowboys on Tuesday.

Allen said before the start of free agency that he was looking for a team that has “a chance to win” and that can pay him “a fair contract.” Seattle definitely meets the first criteria. Whether they can meet the second one remains to be seen. However, Allen likely knows the rough amount the Seahawks are putting on the table for him. If that number wasn’t something close to what he’d be comfortable with, there wouldn’t seem to be much need to take a second visit.

The Seahawks re-signed defensive end Michael Bennett before the start of free agency and also has Cliff Avril under contract for another season as well. Allen could fill the role for Seattle vacated by the release of Chris Clemons last week.

While Allen remains a terrific pass rusher, Seattle can likely only go so far to sign him. They have expected contract extensions for safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman on the horizon as both are in the last year of their contracts. In addition, quarterback Russell Wilson will be eligible for a new contract after next season that the team has to keep an eye toward as well.

With the number of suitors for Allen lessening, it could provide Seattle with the type of relative bargain deal they need to add Allen to their pass rush.

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21 Responses to “Jared Allen taking second visit to Seattle”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 20, 2014 12:48 AM

    They have plenty of room and could even do lots of trades if they needed to shake things up for even more complex additions. Lots of flexibility on the numbers for 2014.

  2. jerrysgloryhole says: Mar 20, 2014 1:19 AM

    Go to Seattle. Dallas needs to go young…not old and over paid.

  3. meatcarroll says: Mar 20, 2014 1:39 AM

    The rich will get richer.

  4. calibear831 says: Mar 20, 2014 1:57 AM

    Wish he would consider being a Raider

  5. mosesmalone1145 says: Mar 20, 2014 2:15 AM

    For the right amount makes a lot of sense lets do this!

  6. shaggytoodle says: Mar 20, 2014 2:29 AM

    When you have the chance to visit a team twice, I am guessing your not going to get the money you initially had hoped for.

  7. GoHawks.info says: Mar 20, 2014 3:48 AM

    Allen…on that defense? Good luck rest of the NFL!

  8. hawkstradamus says: Mar 20, 2014 4:02 AM

    And the rich get richer. The championship is a one team race. The season hasn’t started yet but we are already 8-0 such is the power of the 12th man.
    We have the Legion of boom in the secondary, now we got ABBA (Allen Bennett “Bane”Avril) up front. Opposing teams should just opt out and forfeit all games against the world champion Seattle Seahawks. You have no chance of winning, avoid injury and humiliation, don’t show up. No one will think any less of you.

  9. lasredchris says: Mar 20, 2014 5:59 AM

    Jared should take vets min to come here. Its a privilege to play for seattle

  10. dstep24 says: Mar 20, 2014 6:21 AM

    Rich getting richer.

  11. bennyb82 says: Mar 20, 2014 8:46 AM

    Allen is obviously not the same player that he used to be, but if he ends up on Seattle he could have a resurgence with all the talent around him.

  12. truck8595 says: Mar 20, 2014 9:44 AM

    Seattle holds all the cards here– Allen needs them more than they need him.

  13. ballhawk75 says: Mar 20, 2014 10:05 AM

    Allen and Tony on one end Cliff and Michael on the other.Superbowl MVP behind them. With the LOB covering. WOW!

  14. bert1913 says: Mar 20, 2014 10:18 AM

    Win a championship, then ride off into the sunset

  15. 13x Offseason World Champions says: Mar 20, 2014 10:53 AM

    He’s too late. This time last year was the time to go.

  16. jeffesky says: Mar 20, 2014 11:07 AM

    This would be awesome for allen and the hawks. this guy is an upgrade frm clem

  17. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 20, 2014 11:57 AM

    Sounds like a one year, $5 million deal to me.

  18. Norseman says: Mar 20, 2014 12:16 PM

    Guessing Allen willing to take a big pay-cut for a chance at a ring. The fact that Ware, Peppers, and Melton all landed jobs before Allen can’t be much of a confidence boost for him.

    I wonder how cheap Allen is willing to work in Seattle.

  19. tacomatiger says: Mar 20, 2014 12:18 PM

    Get er done

  20. russellwilsonismymvp says: Mar 20, 2014 1:08 PM

    I’d rather see that money go to Avril as an extension…Thomas needs a new deal and it’s looking like Sherm will get the tag. Sadly, this may be Beastmode’s last season with Seattle in order to make room for Wilson’s contract. Maybe Schneider should give Oakland a call…see what Lynch’s value is in draft picks…hard call to make without seeing more of Michael first, but they lost a lot of depth in other places and could replace it with young, cheap rookie contracts. It’d be unpopular but smart.

  21. seaeagle707 says: Mar 20, 2014 1:38 PM

    BIGGER! STRONGER! FASTER! LOUDER!

    The Seahawks Method.

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