Jared Allen signs one-day contract with Minnesota, will retire a Viking
Tell the world: Jared Allen is coming home.
According to a report by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports on Thursday, the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end has signed a one-day contract in Minnesota to retire as a Viking. Allen’s last NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, are said to have helped set up the move.
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
Allen, 34, announced his retirement from the NFL in February after a stellar 12-year career (and did so in fantastic fashion to boot). It’s a fitting end for a player who spent his prime years in Minnesota, making four Pro Bowls, earning three First Team All-Pro selections, and once leading the league in single-season sacks during his time there from 2008 to 2013.
One of the most explosive outside pass rushers in recent memory, Allen is likely to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in due time and has officially solidified himself as a Minnesota sports legend.