Update 12:35 AM CST: The Daily Norseman is reporting that Jared Allen has left Minnesota without a contract, due to an NFL rule that limits free agent visits to 48 hours. Negotiations will continue long distance, but Jared will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers early next week.
Likely soon-to-be ex-Chiefs star Jared Allen is still in Minnesota negotiating with the Vikings. Tonight from the Star Tribune:
Jared Allen continued his visit with the Vikings on Saturday afternoon at Winter Park as the team worked both to reach an agreement on a multiyear contract with the Pro Bowl defensive end as well as a trade that would send draft picks to the Kansas City Chiefs…
The Vikings have offered Kansas City their first-round pick (No. 17 overall) in next weekend’s NFL draft as well as one of their two third-round selections. Those picks fall at No. 73 and No. 82 overall, with the first one having been acquired in a trade last year with the Denver Broncos.
Carl Peterson, who serves as Chiefs president, chief executive officer and general manager, is known in league circles as an extremely tough negotiator and could be looking for a better compensation package.
The rebuilding Chiefs, coming off a 4-12 season, would have five of the first 73 picks in the draft if they obtained the Vikings’ top pick as well as their first selection in round three. The Buccaneers reportedly are willing to part with their first-round pick, but that might not be as attractive to the Chiefs because it comes three picks after the Vikings’ selection.
We’ll keep you posted!