Jared Allen

Age: 31

Hometown: Los Gatos, Calif.

College: Idaho State

NFL career: Fourth-round pick by Kansas City in 2004. Traded to Vikings in 2008 for a first-rounder and two third-rounders (one of whom was Pro Bowl RB Jamaal Charles).

Current contract: Six years, $72 million. Expires this season.

Family: Wife Amy, one daughter.

Kevin Williams

Age: 33

Hometown: Fordyce, Ark.

College: Oklahoma State

NFL: In his 11th season with the Vikings after being taken in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2003 draft.

Current contract: Earning $5 million in the final year of a restructured contract that originally was a seven-year, $50 million deal.

Family: Wife Tasha, one son and one daughter.