Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Jared Allen Will Retire a Viking
Image courtesy of Vikings.com

He’s back! For a day. The Vikings announced today that Jared Allen has signed a one-day contract with the team and will officially enter retirement as a Viking. Allen spent six years with the team and was named one of the 50 Greatest Vikings. 

Allen began his career in Kansas City, but spent his most productive seasons in Minnesota. He came to the Vikings via trade in exchange for a first round draft pick and two third rounders, plus a swap of sixth round picks with the Chiefs in 2008. Allen posted 83.5 sacks in purple, third most in team history. He was part of the NFC North champion teams 2008 and 2009, and in 2011 he notched 22 sacks, which ties for the second highest single season total in NFL history.

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The results are in for the AP’s All-Pro voting and it should come as no surprise that defensive end Jared Allen is the only representative from Minnesota to make the team.

Allen was a nearly unanimous choice with 49 votes.

The only other Viking to get receive a vote was center John Sullivan.  He received one vote.

The full listing of the voting results can be found by clicking here.

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