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TFD: Cowboys and Seahawks among suitors for Jared Allen

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional football, Vikings Updated: March 17, 2014 - 4:42 PM

The game of musical chairs at defensive end has been underway for a while, and Jared Allen is still standing. The Vikings made their priorities clear by signing Everson Griffen to an expensive five-year deal. Julius Peppers got as much as $26 million over three years from Green Bay. DeMarcus Ware got three years and $30 million from the Broncos.

Allen is said to be waiting for fair market value -- and would even consider walking away from the game if he doesn't get it (not sure if we believe that, but that report is out there).

Per NFL.comAllen has turned down several offers as he waits for a deal that's commensurate with his abilities.

He reportedly visited the Seahawks on Sunday and will visit the Cowboys, who just lost Ware, on Tuesday. Our guess is Dallas could get desperate and give Allen a good-sized contract since they are losing defensive players left and right. Seattle's interest, we would imagine, is more of a value play.

If not Dallas, we're starting to scratch our head when it comes to landing spots for Allen if he is, indeed, intent on getting a lucrative multi-year deal. It's a reflection of his age and the market more so than ability since he's still a double-digit sack guy.

But it will be interesting to see where he eventually winds up -- and for what price.

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