J. Allen Situation Still Unresolved
Defensive end Jared Allen, last season's NFL sacks leader, visited the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.
The Vikings now face a multi-part task: They must negotiate a new contract with Allen and they must work out a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs, who gave Allen their franchise player tag in February.
Negotiations are said to be ongoing.
Allen apparently is planning to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers early next week if a deal with the Vikings isn't completed first.
The Chiefs already possess the fifth overall selection in the NFL draft next Saturday. The Vikings have the 17th pick and the Buccaneers have the 20th choice. So if the Chiefs part with Allen, they likely will end up with two top-20 selections next weekend, assuming that a first-round choice would be part of any trade package.
By Mark Maske |
April 19, 2008; 4:16 PM ET
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