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Update: Jared Allen close to signing with the Seattle Seahawks

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After a second visit with the Seattle Seahawks, defensive end Jared Allen is mulling an offer from the Seahaws to sign with the team according to a report by ESPN on March 20.

The pass rushing specialist could sign a contract on Thursday barring any setbacks and in the process will bring his 128.5 career sacks to the Super Bowl champions. As details of the contract have not yet been finalized, Allen will more than likely not get the money he was looking for and will have to accept the role of a situational player on Seattle's defensive line.

Jared Allen is one of the last big free agents to sign with a team. The former Minnesota Vikings defensive end also drew interest from the Dallas Cowboys, but after the Cowboys signed Pro Bowl DT Henry Melton, prospects of Allen ending up in Dallas became less likely which opened the door for the Seahawks to make another run at the 31-year-old.

Throughout his career, Allen ranks 12th in league sacks and has had double-digit sack seasons in seven consecutive games, including the past six seasons with the Vikings. Allen would join a deep defensive line rotation that includes the recently re-signed defense end Michael Bennett.



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