Re: Jason Allen
if allen is willing to sign cheap, obviously we keep him. if he wont, we dont. allen is the opposite of kareem and why they make such a good tandem - short man vs deep zone. he deserves pay of a good nickel corner or lesser #2.
that being said, jackson's leap from year one to year two (yeah, he only finished his second season) will almost definitely remove allen from the starting rotation next season and needs to be taken into contract negotiations. mccain showed serious promise this season and if allen doesnt sign is poised to take the nickel slot. with the potential of roc and harris going into next season, we're deep at corner with or without allen.
allen is someone we would be better off with than without, but he's not an integral piece, and has a lot of guys nipping at his heels for a job.