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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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Vikings players of the week: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
Here are the players of the week — on offense, defense and special teams — from the Vikings' 22-17 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Vikings-Chiefs prediction

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
One of these winless teams, the Vikings or the Chiefs, will get into the win column this week.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings players of the week: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm picks the Vikings players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in their 26-23 Week Three overtime loss to the Lions.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Vikings-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Buccaneers game.

Vikings' players of the week: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' top offensive, defensive and special-teams players in Week One.

Vikings stock report: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm offers his stock analysis of the Vikings and identifies who is on the rise and decline following their Week One loss to the Chargers.  

Five key questions facing the Vikings

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Here are five questions we posed to PFW senior editor Eric Edholm on the current state of the Vikings.

Vikings positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
This is the sixth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze Minnesota's defensive line situation.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup when the Vikings face the Lions in Week 17 — Minnesota DRE Jared Allen vs. Detroit OLT Jeff Backus.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup when the Bears head to Minnesota to face the Vikings in Week 15.

Vikings They Said It: Players' responses to Childress, Frazier

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of quotes distributed by the Vikings' P.R. staff following the dismissal of head coach Brad Childress and the hiring of interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 11 rematch against the Vikings.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Coming off a season-high 2½-sack performance against the Cardinals in Week Nine, some observers are wondering if Jared Allen is finally back on track.

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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