Conflicting reports on Seahawks and Jared Allen
By Brady Henderson
The first day of free agency brought reports that the Seahawks were speaking with defensive end Jared Allen. A day later, he reportedly hasn’t.
Welcome to NFL free agency, where news comes fast and can change just as quickly.
The latest with Allen and the Seahawks comes from Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, who reported Monday that there has yet to be any communication between the two sides. Florio stressed the word “yet”, an indication that it could happen, possibly if Allen’s asking price comes down.
Allen, who turns 32 next month, is one of the best pass rushers of his era. He’s recorded at least 11 sacks in each of his past seven seasons, including a career-high 22 in 2011. Allen had 11.5 sacks in his final season with Minnesota, which is an indication that he’s still a productive player even though he’s turning 32 next month.
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