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Jared Allen | Defensive Lineman | #69

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 255
College: Idaho State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (126) / KC

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Minnesota signed DE Jared Allen to a one-day contract so he can retire as a Viking.
Allen played for four teams during his career including the Panthers last season, but his most successful years came with the Vikings from 2008-13. Three of his four First-Team All-Pro honors were earned in Minnesota, and he recorded 22 sacks in 2011. Tied for ninth on the all-time sack list with 136 over his 12-year career, Allen's next stop is likely Canton. Thu, Apr 14, 2016 11:51:00 AM

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Panthers RE Jared Allen announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the NFL.

In a move befitting his personality, Allen posted a video on Twitter of him "riding off" into retirement on the back of a horse. One of the best pass rushers of his generation, Allen recorded 136 sacks over his 12-year career and earned four First-Team All-Pro honors. His 22 sacks in 2011 are the second-highest single-season tally in NFL history, and he finishes his career tied for ninth on the all-time sack list. Seven of the names ahead of him on the list are in the Hall of Fame. Allen will almost certainly be joining them in Canton in the next decade.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer expects the Panthers to cut RE Jared Allen if he decides not to retire.

Doing so would save Carolina $8.5 million against the cap. That's money the Panthers can use to offer Josh Norman an extension. Cutting Allen would also increase Carolina's chances of retaining Charles Johnson, who is scheduled to earn $10.75 million in 2016. Allen's play improved steadily as the season went on but it's clear he isn't the same player he once was. The veteran turns 34 in April.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 10:09:00 AM

Panthers RE Jared Allen (broken foot, probable) will start Super Bowl 50.

Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Allen and Thomas Davis (broken arm, probable) will start. Allen was given a rest Wednesday, but he was a full participant the rest of the week. Every Panther is probable or better for the Super Bowl.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Panthers RE Jared Allen (broken foot) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Allen has avoided setbacks since going down in the Divisional Round. He'll likely be on a snap count against the Broncos.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 07:01:00 PM

Panthers RE Jared Allen (broken foot) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Allen had been practicing in full, but coach Ron Rivera said he did not suffer a setback in his broken foot. "Jared’s was really about rest," said Rivera. "He’s been going full-blast since we started, and the doctors wanted to just make sure. So he earned the rest." Allen is still fully expected to play in the Super Bowl.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects DE Jared Allen (broken foot) to be ready for Super Bowl 50.

"He's practiced very well," Rivera said. "Come Friday...I like the path he's on." Rivera said the extra week of rest was "huge" for the veteran pass rusher. It's unclear if Allen will need surgery after Sunday's title tilt.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 03:44:00 PM

Panthers DE Jared Allen (foot) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

"I’m preparing as usual. My foot feels great," Allen said. "I’m going to keep working and getting ready for this game. No limitations." Allen was held out of the NFC Championship Game with a fractured foot, but he is fully expected to be ready for the Super Bowl.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes Jared Allen (foot) will be ready for the Super Bowl.

Rivera held Allen out of the NFC Championship game because the he was not sure Allen could play a full complement of snaps with a broken bone in his foot. Rivera admitted his decision was a tough one, and Allen will have another two weeks of recovery under his belt before the Super Bowl. Unless he suffers a setback, the veteran pass rusher should be in uniform against Denver.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 12:26:00 PM

Panthers RE Jared Allen (foot) has been ruled out for the NFC Championship game against the Cardinals.

Allen broke his foot late in the Divisional Round against the Seahawks, but was on the practice field this week. He "100 percent" feels he can play, and Allen expressed some frustration Friday after coach Ron Rivera told him he's not playing Sunday. Ryan Delaire got extra reps in sub-packages at practice.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Panthers RE Jared Allen (broken foot) looked "pretty good" in Thursday's limited practice, but coach Ron Rivera remains unsure of his status for the NFC Championship Game.

Allen at least now has a chance to suit up against the Cardinals, but he still has progress to make. Even if Allen does suit up, his snaps will likely have to be rationed only one week after breaking his foot.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Panthers RE Jared Allen (foot) was on the practice field at the start of Thursday's practice.

It is unclear how much work he will do. Allen is attempting a quick comeback after breaking a bone in his foot in the Divisional Round. Coach Ron Rivera called Allen doubtful early in the week, but he left open the possibility of him playing Wednesday. This practice suggests he has a real chance.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said RE Jared Allen (foot) is doing "everything he can to get ready."

Rivera said Allen was doubtful with a broken bone in his foot earlier in the week, and the defensive end did not practice Wednesday. Rivera is walking a fine line between giving his veteran a chance and getting other players ready for a bigger role. "The worst thing you want to do is put a guy out there and all of a sudden on the very first play he gets hurt again," Rivera said. "So I have got to be convinced. I've got to be for sure. At the same time, I know he's trying to get back and get himself ready to go." It is still unlikely Allen plays, but it sounds like he will have a shot at the Super Bowl if the Panthers make it that far.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 09:28:00 AM

Coach Ron Rivera called RE Jared Allen (foot) "doubtful" for the NFC Championship Game versus Arizona.

A Monday MRI confirmed Allen has a fracture in his foot. Rivera said the Panthers would take things "day by day" with Allen, but they don't foresee him playing at this stage of the week. Rivera openly discussed promoting DE Wes Horton from the practice squad should Carolina need another body. The Panthers do have quality defensive line depth and will still pose a formidable threat to the Cardinals' offense in the trenches.
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 05:58:00 PM

Panthers RE Jared Allen (broken foot) will be re-evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson Monday.

Allen suffered a fractured foot in the Panthers' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Allen plans to play through the injury, but ESPN's David Newton reports the injury is similar to the one which sidelined Panthers DT Star Lotulelei during the playoffs last season. The Panthers will know more after his MRI Monday. If Allen is forced to sit, Kony Ealy would get the start opposite Charles Johnson.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 09:05:00 AM

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