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Jared Allen

Jared Allen - #69 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 270 lbs.
Birthday 04/03/1982
Birthplace Los Gatos, CA
College Idaho State
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 4th round, 30th pick by Chiefs

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
In Thursday's key matchup, we break down two units set to face off in Indianapolis that struggled in Week One.

Vikings have big plans for Rudolph

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
One of the many pleasant developments in the Week One victory over the Jaguars was the heavy usage of TE Kyle Rudolph.

RG3 gets NFC Player of the Week honors

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber and Vikings PK Blair Walsh were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week One.

Colts WR Collie cleared to practice

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Colts WR Austin Collie will practice this week and could play in Week Two’s game against the Vikings.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, Tracy Porter and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Colts' home opener a sellout

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Monday that their game against the Vikings in Week Two has been sold out.

Peterson's return helps Vikings to OT win

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns in his return from a left knee injury as the Vikings beat the Jaguars in overtime.

Strong OL play can boost Vikings' chances

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings can make strong measures of improvement with a few key upgrades, including with the play on the offensive line.

Jaguars' Mularkey says MJD won't start opener

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew won the rushing title last season, but he isn't even his club's Week One starter.

Vikings trade for CB Jefferson

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals traded CB A.J. Jefferson to the Vikings on Friday night for at least one undisclosed draft pick.

Vikings S Smith fined for hit

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie S Harrison Smith was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness, the league confirmed to Pro Football Talk. 

Favre attorneys take aim at racy claims

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Brett Favre shouldn't have to respond to embarrassing claims about his personal life two massage therapists are making in a lawsuit, his lawyers say.

Vikings release 15 players to reach 75-man limit

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Vikings released 15 players Saturday to get their roster total down to 75.

Vikings' Kluwe criticizes replacement officials

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Vikings P Chris Kluwe says he's had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 27, 2012
Allen returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.||||||| The Minnesota Vikings defensive end had missed the previous practices because of an illness.
Posted Dec. 05, 2012
Allen's back has caused him some discomfort over the last week. He also confirmed after last Sunday's game he's been playing with a torn labrum in one of his shoulders but downplayed any negative effect that has had on his performance.||||||| Allen was on the field with the team at the end of Wednesday's practice, but he didn't participate. Frazier said the injury is not to the extent it would keep him out of this week's game, however.
Posted Nov. 28, 2012
Allen has been fined $21,000 for a hit on Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis on Sunday.||||||| A person with knowledge of the fine tells The Associated Press that it was levied Wednesday, three days after he knocked Louis out for the season with a hit that injured Louis' left knee. The person requested anonymity because the league has not announced the fine.
Posted Oct. 18, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings held Allen and Adrian Peterson out of practice Thursday as a precaution because of minor injuries, but expect to have both available against Arizona on Sunday.||||||| Allen is bothered by a groin injury. He is still looking for his first multi-sack game of the season after falling half a sack short of the single-season record last season.
Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Allen had 3 1/2 sacks in Sunday's 17-13 loss to Chicago.||||||| Allen finished the season with 22 sacks, behind Michael Strahan's mark of 22 1/2 for the New York Giants in 2001.

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