Jared Allen almost seemed destined to sign with the Broncos, but their interest in DeMarcus Ware has thrown a wrench into those plans. Instead, the Pro Bowler is looking at some alternatives. Last night we heard that he’s talking with the Seahawks and Bears, but Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com reported this morning that Chicago doesn’t seem too likely for the defensive end. The latest on Allen..
- Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports (Twitter links) that the Broncos would have made Allen a three-year offer similar to the one DeMarcus Ware received, if Ware turned it down.
- Contrary to previous reports, the Seahawks haven’t yet spoken to Allen’s camp, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. That doesn’t mean Seattle won’t eventually discuss a deal with Allen, but it hasn’t happened yet.
- Allen’s agent, Ken Harris, issued a statement today saying that his client hasn’t yet agreed to visit and teams, and isn’t discussing any suitors that have been in contact, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter links). Harris suggests that there’s a lot of misinformation out there and that “none of the rumors are coming from our camp.”
- Allen wants fair value after a career in which he has averaged nearly 13 sacks per season and if he doesn’t get what he wants, he’s at peace with living his life without football, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.