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March 20, 2014 at 12:27 PM

ESPN reporting Seahawks close to a deal with Jared Allen

ESPN is reporting that the Seahawks are in the final stages of reaching a contract agreement with free agent defensive end Jared Allen.

Sources confirmed to the Times that Allen had visited the Seahawks over the weekend, and then returned for a visit last night and today.

Allen turns 32 next month but is still regarded as one of the premier pass rushers in the NFL.

Allen would be the first big signee for the Seahawks of a free agent from another team as Seattle so far had largely stayed out of the fray other than re-signing a few of their own free agents, namely defensive lineman Michael Bennett.

Allen will help the team replace the loss of Chris Clemons, who was released to give the team some salary cap relief.

UPDATE: There is no official confirmation of this yet, however, and NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport just reported that nothing is yet done, according to Allen’s agent:

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