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It can be said that professional athletes are not like us civilians. And even when they are, they’re not.
Panthers defensive end Jared Allen decided to ride off into the sunset – well, sort of.
Veteran Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen has two weeks to prove to coach Ron Rivera he can play after missing the NFC Championship Game with a broken foot. Allen injured his foot in the NFC divisional round victory over the Seattle Seahawks, and Rivera didn’t feel comfortable playing Allen on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
Wednesday: For the longest time I was a big fan of the NFL’s self-imposed parity. But that was then. Now it just seems wrong. It took the Seahawks decades to ascend to the top. Their reward? It seems the NFL’s free-agency rules may knock them off the summit within a season.
Monday came and went with the Seattle Seahawks still waiting on word from Jared Allen. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, though, indicated no angst over the lingering decision from Allen, who visited Seattle twice last week before reportedly saying he wanted to take the weekend to think about where he will play in 2014 – or if he will play at all.
Monday came and went with the Seattle Seahawks still waiting on word from Jared Allen.
The Seattle Seahawks have been quiet more than a week into free agency, but could they be on the verge of making a big splash? Defensive end Jared Allen, a five-time Pro Bowler and one of the top free agents still available, was in town for a visit with the Seahawks, and will spend the weekend mulling over Seattle’s offer, according to reports.
The Seattle Seahawks lost a key member of their defense Sunday when cornerback Walter Thurmond signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the New York Giants.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings were on the wrong end of a blowout against New Orleans, and Jared Allen was on the sideline during the Saints’ final possession. That’s not an unusual move to protect the health of a star player in the fourth quarter with the outcome long decided near the end of a lost season, particularly after he was chop-blocked during the previous series that drew a penalty.