Former NFL defensive end Jared Allen announced his retirement just over a month ago and now it looks like he is close to making it official. He just worked out a one-day deal with the Minnesota Vikings, who he played with for majority of his 13-year career, to retire as a member of their organization.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora announced the news Thursday morning. He even mentioned that the Panthers helped facilitate the deal where Allen was able to retire a Viking.
Jared Allen has signed a one-day retirement contract with the Vikings according to his agent, Ken Harris. Panthers helped facilitate move
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 14, 2016
During his six seasons in Minnesota, Jared Allen recorded 85.5 sacks, more than half of his 136.5 career sacks, 245 tackles, 26 pass deflections and 16 forced fumbles. He recorded at least 11 sacks every year during his time with the Vikings, including leading the league with 22 in 2011.
He has been one of the better players in the NFL for the last decade and a half and he is going to be missed on the field by all fans.
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