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October 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Report: Seahawks in trade talks for Minnesota DE Jared Allen UPDATED

The Seahawks, who were initially rumored to be interested in Pro Bowl Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, are no longer thought to be involved in trade talks, according to numerous reports.

The rumors erupted with trade deadline set for today at 1 p.m. Pacific. But almost as quickly as Seattle was rumored in the Allen talks came reports that the Seahawks were not:

So for now, appears as if this won’t happen. We’ll keep you updated here should anything happen on the trade front elsewhere.

As for the original Allen news:

 

Even the idea of the trade is interesting. The Seahawks have one of the league’s best defensive lines by most measures and had seven sacks against Arizona last week. But Seattle’s pass rush was not nearly as effective Monday night against St. Louis.

Allen has 4.5 sacks this season after combining for 34 sacks the last two years in Minnesota.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora broke down the possibility of Allen being dealt from Minnesota on Monday.

USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, who used to cover the Vikings, said Allen wants out of Minnesota.

 

 

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