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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


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Readers say Allen was first-half Defensive MVP

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "Who is the defensive MVP of the first half of the season?" believe that Vikings DE Jared Allen earned that honor.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 10 game Monday night against the Vikings at Lambeau Field.   

Rodgers, Foster highlight October's top players

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The NFL has awarded their Players and Rookies of the Month for October.

Vikings 60-second rant: Following the blueprint for victory

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings were finally able to execute their winning formula on Sunday, following Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen to victory.

Vikings' defense makes enough plays in win

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 1:29 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin all played big roles in the Vikings' 24-21 win over the Panthers in Charlotte, but so did DE Jared Allen and the defense.

Vikings players of the week: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
Which Vikings' players stepped up in their 24-21 victory over the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday?

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

Vikings players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week from their 33-27 loss to the Packers Sunday.

Vikings 60-second rant: Defense exposed Sunday night

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
A week after praising the defense for its early-season start, the Vikings' "D" was exposed by the Bears Sunday night.

Vikings players of the week: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
It was an ugly game for the Vikings Sunday, but here are the few bright spots from the blowout loss to the Bears.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 1:51 a.m. ET
Can the Vikings pull the upset or will the Bears get back on track?

Vikings 60-second rant: Good defense overshadowed by McNabb

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defense has played well this season, but you wouldn't know it, given all the attention directed at Donovan McNabb.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Bears-Vikings game.

Vikings players of the week: Week Five

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
These were the standout players on offense, defense and special teams in the Vikings' 34-10 victory over the Cardinals.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.


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.