Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) on the field before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Jared Allen To The Denver Broncos Heating Up

According to Chris Tomasson who covers the Minnesota Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, says a source would be ‘shocked’ if Jared Allen didn’t end up with the AFC Champion Denver Broncos.

If you remember correctly, the Denver Broncos nearly traded for the Pro-Bowl defensive end prior to the trade deadline in October. The Seattle Seahawks were also in on Allen but neither team was able to perform a trade to the Vikings liking as they both backed off.

Allen has been a consistent pass-rusher to say the least over this NFL career, tallying over 128.5 sacks in 10 seasons. One thing that is remarkable is Allen hasn’t had a season with less than 10 sacks since 2006 when he was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. In all six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, he has come away with 85.5 sacks – recording a career-high with 22 back in 2011.

In other news, Broncos right-guard Chris Kuper has decided to call it quits after eight seasons with the Denver Broncos. He hasn’t been able to return to form after suffering a dislocated left ankle back in 2011. Here’s what he had to say to Mike Klis of The Denver Post. 

“The season kind of furthered my idea that this would probably be the end for me,” Kuper said over lunch Monday at the Inverness Hotel in Englewood. “I didn’t feel good all season. I did my best when I was out there. I just wasn’t the same player. And I think that’s a big part of my decision, not being the same player.”

Also, according to Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly shopping All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. If a deal cannot be reached by 4:00 PM Wednesday, the Bucs expect to release him. Denver has shown interest in him as well as the New England Patriots.

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