Posted October 27, 2013

Report: Minnesota Vikings would trade DE Jared Allen ‘for the right price’

(Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen will be a free agent after the 2013 season. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings have made five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen available on the trade market, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer is reporting.

The 32-year-old, who is in the final year of a six-year, $72-million contract, could be acquired “for the right price,” according to Glazer. That price would need to be better than a third-round draft pick, since the Vikings would receive a third-rounder as compensation if Allen leaves in free agency.

Allen ranks second among active players with 121.5 career sacks entering Week 8, including 4.5 for the 1-5 Vikings this season.

He joins Raiders running back Darren McFadden and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald as another big-name player who could be traded for the Tuesday deadline.

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

If the Broncos are all in for this season, they would be wise to pull the trigger for Allen. If not then that defense, with suspect secondary and lack of aggreive pass rush, will trip up in the playoffs and make all the hoopla for this season mute.