Jared Allen won't return to Vikings, to test free agency for 1st time
Four-time All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen is not planning on returning to Vikings, according to a league source.
The future Hall of Famer and longtime Viking has whittled down his suitors to less than five teams and Minnesota is not among them. In a move affecting Allen, the Vikings agreed to terms with Everson Griffen on Sunday, keeping the pass rusher in Minnesota. After already re-signing Brian Robison to an extension earlier this season, those moves and their other roster vacancies, make it very unlikely they would remain at the top of the market to keep Allen.