Minnesota Vikings
Name  Jared Allen
Born  4/3/1982
Height  6-6
Weight  270
College  Idaho State
3/27/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Bears defensive end Jared Allen might have some trouble adapting to the Bears new 3-4 defense, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times.
Insight: Allen has always played in a 4-3 and isn't really big enough to play DE in a 3-4. He could end up being in for a passing down package instead of every down after he posted a career-worst 5.5 sacks last season.
10/5/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Bears defensive end Jared Allen is listed as probable for Week 5 against the Panthers. UPDATE: Allen is active for Week 5.
Insight: Chicago sure missed Allen's pass rushing ability against the Packers last week. They hope to have him back against Cam Newton and the Carolina offense.
9/28/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Bears defensive end Jared Allen is inactive for Week 4 against the Packers.
Insight: Chicago has just been killed by injuries early this season. Joining Allen, outside linebacker Shea McClellin, corner back Sherrick McManis, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and offensive linemen Roberto Garza and Matt Slauson are also inactive on Sunday.
3/26/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Although he appeared to be close to signing with the Seahawks last week, DE Jared Allen signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Bears on Wednesday.
Insight: Chicago released Julius Peppers and watched him sign with the Packers, so they picked up Allen from the Vikings, another NFC North rival. Allen played 16 games and had at least 11 sacks all six years he was in Minnesota.
3/20/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Ed Werder, All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen is finalizing a deal with Seattle.
Insight: The 31-year-old has recorded 11 or more sacks in each of his last seven seasons. The Seahawks were tied for eighth in the league in sacks in 2013 and should be even better this year with Allen anchoring the pass rush.
3/12/2014 2:15:00 PM
Description: Defensive end Jared Allen said he'll retire if teams don't meet his salary demands this offseason. SOURCE: NFL.com
Insight: Well, that seems a bit dramatic. Allen, who turns 32 in April, is still a big time contributor and nowhere close to the end of his career. It may not be today or even tomorrow, but we think Allen will eventually get the contract that he's looking for.
2/2/2013 7:40:00 PM
Description: Vikings defensive end Jared Allen had surgery to fix a torn shoulder labrum on Thursday.
Insight: Allen played through the injury all season and his stats suffered because of it (12 sacks in 2012 compared to 22 the year before). With a healthy shoulder, Allen should be able to return to the form that made him one of the league's most dominant defenders in 2011.
1/4/2013 3:06:00 PM
Description: Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen, who has been playing with a sore shoulder, was a full participant in all three practices this week and will be ready to go against the Packers.
Insight: Allen hasn't been as dominant this season (12 sacks. 46 tackles) as he was a year ago when he produced a league-best 22 sacks, but he'll need to be at his best to help slow the Green Bay passing attack.
8/3/2012 4:57:00 PM
Description: Vikings defensive end Jared Allen played in 94.5 percent of the gradable snaps last year and may be asked to scale that number back in 2012 according to a Judd Zulgad report.
Insight: Allen led the league with 22 sacks last season along with 46 tackles, one interception and four forced fumbles. He has averaged 15.5 sacks over the past five seasons. Allen indicated he would not like to be rested and his IDP fantasy owner will likely wholeheartedly agree.
11/2/2009 3:54:00 PM
Description: With three sacks on Sunday against Green Bay, Allen now leads the NFL with 10.5.
Insight: Allen had 7.5 sacks in the two games against Green Bay this season, as he abused whoever the Packers lined up opposite him. He is one of the top, if not the top, defensive end to have in IDP leagues. (SportsBuff.com)
10/6/2009 10:50:00 AM
Description: Allen had six tackles and a career-high 4.5 sacks, including one for a safety that effectively put the game out of reach, in Minnesota's 30-23 victory over Green Bay on Monday night.
Insight: Allen is easily one of the top, if not the top, defensive lineman to have in IDP leagues. (SportsBuff.com)
4/3/2009 7:37:00 PM
Description: According to the Pioneer Press, Allen is not expected to show up for any of the Vikings' voluntary workouts.
Insight: Allen is remaining at his Arizona home and will report when mini camp begins. (SportsBuff.com)
Questionable12/11/2008 6:19:00 PM
Description: Allen did not practice for the second straight day on Thursday with a knee injury.
Insight: Allen is considered questionable to play against Arizona on Sunday. (SportsBuff.com)
12/7/2008 10:52:00 PM
Description: ProFootballTalk.com reports that the injury Allen suffered to his left knee in Sunday's win at Detroit is believed to be just a hyperextension and maybe a mild MCL sprain. The report says that Allen thought the injury was more serious right after he took the low hit that caused it.
Insight: Allen could well keep from missing any time, but we'll have to see how things go this week. He had another monster fantasy performance in Week 14, so his owners should keep playing him as long as he's in the lineup. (SportsBuff.com)
Questionable11/27/2008 11:14:00 AM
Description: Allen was limited in practice on Wednesday with an injured shoulder.
Insight: Allen is listed as questionable but he is expected to play against the Bears on Sunday.
11/23/2008 11:02:00 AM
Description: Jared Allen is active and will start for the Vikings today. He's a good IDP lineman on a weekly basis, including today against the Jaguars' Khalif Barnes. (SportsBuff.com)
Questionable11/20/2008 5:49:00 PM
Description: Allen did not practice on Thursday due to an injured right shoulder.
Insight: Allen is considering questionable in Week 12 against Jacksonville. (SportsBuff.com)
11/16/2008 11:09:00 AM
Description: Fox's Jay Glazer reports that Jared Allen could face a suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Aaron Rodgers last week. That doesn't affect him at all for this week, but we'll see what happens this week. (SportsBuff.com)
11/16/2008 11:02:00 AM
Description: As expected, Jared Allen is active and will start today. (SportsBuff.com)
11/9/2008 11:24:00 AM
Description: DE Jared Allen is officially active today. (SportsBuff.com)