Jared Leaves Minnesota Contract-less

Published: April 21st, 2008
By Bucstats.com weblog

According to the Kansas City Star, no terms could be hammered out between the Vikings and Jared Allen on his pay and the Chiefs and the Vikings also couldn't come up with a deal on trade value. Which I suppose is good news in a superficial way in that the Buccaneers still have a chance to land him. But if the first and third round picks that the Vikings are rumored to be offering aren't enough, and the team that was willing to pay whatever it took to get Steve Hutchinson a couple years ago isn't satisfying Jared's salary needs, is the total package to get one dude going to be worth it in the end? Remember that big contract Dwight Freeney signed with the Colts? Then remember how he missed half of the following season with an injured foot and may still not be ready for training camp this July?

I'd still bring him in to hear what he has to say and work him out and everything, but this is starting to look too expensive.

Brian Griese piddles himself after submitting to the mullet.