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Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 20, 2014 at 12:21 pm with 52 Comments »
March 20, 2014 2:22 pm

Ed Werder says Jared Allen is working out the final details of a contract with the Seahawks.

I can confirm that Allen is in Seattle visiting the Seahawks today.

Allen, 31, had 11.5 sacks last season with the Minnesota Vikings. He’s had at least 11 sacks in the last seven seasons.

Allen was visiting the Seahawks on Thursday for the second time. Allen had visited the Dallas Cowboys, but the Cowboys officially signed defensive tackle Henry Melton on Wednesday.

The Seahawks have made several moves this offseason to manage their salary cap space, so the cost of Allen would be paramount.

Seattle cut veteran pass rusher Chris Clemons this offseason to get out from under his $7.5 million salary cap hit.

The Seahawks have roughly $15.2 million of salary cap space at the start of Thursday.

Allen turns 32 in April. but he has played in all 16 regular-season games with the Minnesota Vikings the last six seasons. He spent his first four seasons in the league with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Looming behind all offseason decisions for the Seahawks is the effort to get extensions done with free safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman. Each can become unrestricted free agents in 2015.

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  1. exciting!

  2. grizindabox24 says:

    BobbyK, keep your hands on the table…

  3. SandpointHawk says:

    I sure hope there’s enough in the bank to extend one of the Boom Brothers…

  4. CDHawkFan says:

    What’s your deal?

  5. SandpointHawk says:

    *left in the bank…

  6. grizindabox24 says:

    Sandpoint, they will extend ET and this move will not interfere

  7. montanamike2 says:

    I’d be sweating if my name was Jim from the bay area.

  8. montanamike2 says:

    OH YEAH!!!

  9. jchawks08 says:

    I’m so excite! Seriously, this D may put up better #’s than the 2013 D! I’ve had my excitement on lock, but this is friggin’ huge!

  10. It’s still surreal to see “Super Bowl Champion” Seattle Seahawks.

    Jared Allen is intense, competes, and is going to look great in Seahawk blue!

  11. grizindabox24 says:

    forgot about JA’s cameo in JA3

  12. SideWalkHawk says:

    The Legions Boom just got bigger and badder!

  13. SaigonSun says:

    Per ESPN.COM : JANUARY has signed with the Seahawks

  14. SaigonSun says:

    Stupid phone. J.A. has just signed with The Seahawks. ESPN.COM reported

  15. Ray_Maines says:

    Who leaks this sort of information? The agent? Some woman that works in the VMAC?

  16. montanamike2 says:

    The hot dog guy

  17. grizindabox24 says:

    I think February has signed with the Seahawks…

  18. Yahoo news has March signing this weekend! Coming in like a lion!

  19. DreadHawks says:

    Still waiting for the Official Tweet but a reserved Heck Ya! I would love to see Harbaughs face when he hears.

  20. vichawkfan says:

    Bennett inside keep them from doubling Allen. Probably end up with 15 sacks. Deal likely has some bonus upon 15-20 sacks of a couple mill not unlike Avril and Bennets last year for I think 1 mill at 10 sacks.

  21. Dang. BobbyK called this one for sure…. well done Bob.

    Sacks are great but I prefer seeing the defense hurry the QB more than anything. Drivers me crazy when a QB can just stand there forever. I think this signing will add more sacks and a ton of “hurries” leading to plenty of INTs. This defense has the potential to be absolutely frightening.

  22. And oh yeah, suck it Harbaugh. “Look! look. I can spin around!”

  23. banosser says:

    Thanks once again JS&PC! Welcome JA!!

  24. chuck_easton says:

    We all know who leaks this information. It’s the shooter from the grassy knoll.

  25. Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 5m
    Jared Allen’s agent Ken Harris says his client is visiting the #Seahawks, but says “that’s it for now.” And so we wait.

  26. Dukeshire says:

    Wow. Wasn’t sure this was going to happen. Here’s hoping he’s got one more in the tank.

  27. Fingers crossed.

  28. Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 5m
    My understanding the Jared Allen visit to Seattle today is that it was just talking. No deal at this time.

  29. doubledink says:

    impressive move by this FO. at their price too, most likely. at least closer to their price than a week ago.

  30. doubledink says:

    this could be categorized as a “good team discount”.

  31. Southendzone says:

    I’m hiding in the shrubs outside the VMAC right now. Will send info to the TNT blog as soon as I get a sighting of JA’s mullet.

  32. DreadHawks says:

    Ahh Crap,said every QB in the leaugue

  33. banosser says:

    NFL Network (salt) says its done

  34. MoSeahawk12 says:

    That’s why we like you Southern, business in the front and party in the back!

  35. seatowntp says:

    This quote from the SI blurb:
    “Grade: B+. We’ll wait and see what the numbers say before giving this an A grade, but if it’s a cap-friendly deal for a couple years, it’s hard not to see this as a huge win for both sides. Allen should dominate as a situational pass-rusher in Seattle’s defense, especially at CenturyLink field, and the Seahawks get one more chip in a defense that is already unquestionably formidable.”

  36. thursday says:

    I hope it works out just for all the preliminary fear I see from other teams’ fans lol.

  37. seatowntp says:

    ESPN (josh weinfuss): “By signing former New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie to a one-year deal, the Cardinals instantly upgraded their secondary. With Cromartie expected to play across from Patrick Peterson, Arizona can make a case for having one of the best corner tandems in the league, alongside the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.”

    Really?

  38. grizindabox24 says:

    @seatwontp, looks like it is in reference to teams that have made moves to get better

  39. seatowntp says:

    griz, it was in the Cards ESPN notebook. This was the concluding sentence in the article, “Now imagine when Mathieu returns from injury. Will there be a better secondary in the NFL? It’ll be hard to beat Arizona’s.”

  40. seatowntp says:

    ** These were the concluding sentences. . .

  41. grizindabox24 says:

    Retweeted by Bob Condotta
    Kameron ‏@Kam_Chancellor 4m
    Just talked with Jared Allen this morning. Great addition to the team. Happy to have em. #Savage

  42. grizindabox24 says:

    seatown, I was looking at New England and NY Giants as odd teams to compare to unless they were only considering moves this offseason by teams to strengthen there secondary

  43. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Kam just retweeted that he worded it wrong and thanked management for correcting him with a lol at end.

  44. And that is why I would like to see Seattle win back to back Superbowls because as it stands now every media idiot across the country can hang their hat on “Seattle was a fluke, one time deal” their not capable of a dynasty like dallas, San Fran, new England, etc” here’s hoping Seahawks can shut them all up. I don’t understand the fascination with all the so-called experts all over Manning’s jock or San Francisco and can’t stand that Seattle is doing so well. They almost seem bitter about it. Heck, with all of the changes in the league over the last decade Coach Carroll has found a way to make it work and still have a punishing, physical defense in a pass happy offense driven league. Not sure why every single expert out there doesn’t embrace it, enjoy it and get behind it. It’s confusing…. but I digress.

  45. banosser says:

    Let ‘em dis the LOB… lol

  46. Southendzone says:

    I forget, is Antonio Cromartie the one with 9 kids & 8 different moms?

    Fine with me if AZ gets better. It would be nice if someone else in the division could man up and beat SF once in a while besides the Hawks.

  47. banosser says:

    DFloydd… THAT is the next great challenge PC is placing before for this team.. a repeat.. which would erase all arguments of this teams greatness..

    1-0, HFA, REPETE

  48. banosser says:

    SUPER BOWL CHAMPION SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

  49. jchawks08 says:

    CRAP! NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports that Allen will take some time to decide whether he wants to accept Seattle’s latest offer.

  50. Come on, you mullet wearing bastard! 2 visits, and you still can’t decide? Take your wife on a cruise and take her out for some good sushi or shellfish tower on ice, and it’s a done deal bro. close the deal dangit. You know you want that damn ring, so hurry the hell up and join this dynasty. We will RePete with or with out you, so jump on before this ship sails without your calf roping arse. Why the hell’d you bring your wife and family along if you weren’t planning on signing?!
    I thought that was for the press conference picture? I don’t get it…

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