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Quick Jared Allen Trade Update

If this blog was a magic 8 ball, it would say "Outlook not so good" for the Chiefs. From the Star-Tribune's excellent Vikings' blog:

Defensive end Jared Allen is at Winter Park right now talking to Vikings officials. It’s also believed his agent, Ken Harris, is in the building. That means only one thing: they are talking contract. The latest we’re hearing is that an agreement with the Chiefs is close to being in place and this thing could get done quick. We emphasize the word could, so don’t get too excited yet.

Allen is going to want a lot of Zygi Wilf’s money. Safe to say, the NFL’s sack leader from 2007 is going to want more than the Colts gave end Dwight Freeney last July. Freeney’s six-year contract – $72 million over six years with a $30 million signing bonus — made him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.

Considering the fact a player with Allen’s ability could make this one of the top defenses in the NFL, the guess is that Wilf and Co. will pay the price.

It better come to light that Jared Allen would not play in Kansas City under Carl Peterson and that the Chiefs' hand was essentially forced into this position. Otherwise, this is a blunder of historic proportions.

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