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Jared Allen will leave Vikings if asked to restructure contract

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03:17 PM ET 05.23 | The Minnesota Vikings have had an amazing offseason of building for the future, but fans are hoping that part of the future involves superstar defensive end Jared Allen. While he's been the most productive member of the Vikings defense the past few years, Allen told the Star Tribune that the Vikings haven't discussed anything about his contract with him but if they use the word "restructure," he's going to be "through the first door out" of Minnesota.

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May 23, 2013  04:28 PM ET

Bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.

May 23, 2013  05:29 PM ET

Bold talk for a dbag with a mullet that wears #69.

May 23, 2013  05:30 PM ET

"Fill yer hand yousonofabitch!"

May 23, 2013  05:51 PM ET

How did this become a John Wayne movie?

May 23, 2013  07:01 PM ET

How ridiculous. Often times a restructuring results in more guaranteed money for the player than simply depending on the remaining years of a contract. Allen needs to shut his cowboy pie hole and wait until something actually happens.

May 23, 2013  07:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

How did this become a John Wayne movie?

WInner Winner Chicken Parm Dinner. Was wondering when someone would get the True Grit line.

May 23, 2013  07:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"Fill yer hand yousonofabitch!"

Another Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. Thanks for playing...haha.

May 24, 2013  12:24 AM ET

Guess I'm odd man out because I don't blame Allen. He's been the only guy that has consistently produced over the past 3 or 4 years. I'm amused at how so many people say his stance is wrong - if you were one of the best employees at your company and they asked you to essentially take a pay cut - would you? And don't kid yourself - "restructured" contracts are *never* a good option for a player that is performing. They're simply the only option for players that are not or are underperforming.

May 24, 2013  12:38 AM ET
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Guess I'm odd man out because I don't blame Allen. He's been the only guy that has consistently produced over the past 3 or 4 years. I'm amused at how so many people say his stance is wrong - if you were one of the best employees at your company and they asked you to essentially take a pay cut - would you? And don't kid yourself - "restructured" contracts are *never* a good option for a player that is performing. They're simply the only option for players that are not or are underperforming.

Exactly.

People love to hitch a ride on their high horse whenever athletes and money or "loyalty" get thrown into the discussion.

As if any one of those people would voluntarily take a pay cut at work.

Hypocrites.

We'd all follow the damn money. Don't pretend you wouldn't. You're lying.

And giving their team a hometown discount doesn't make an athlete any more honorable, anyway. It makes them kinda stupid.

May 24, 2013  09:32 AM ET

please....jared allen can rush the qb....other than that he overruns plays, misses tackles, and is a showboat with a few sacks...he should restructure...Unless you have 25 sacks per season, 150 tackles, 10 ints, and 10 forced fumbles.....all in one season mind you, then shut up and restructure

May 24, 2013  11:49 AM ET

I wouldnt restructure either. He's a premire pass rusher. If released teams would be fighting each other to sign him. He has all the leverage here and would be a fool to give it up.

May 24, 2013  01:49 PM ET

You got the True Grit quote just slightly wrong. It's "Fill yer hands, you sons of ****!"

May 24, 2013  02:58 PM ET

This is the final year of his contract. He's a UFA after this season. He has no guaranteed money left in the deal. So he's kinda calling their bluff. Either pay him $14.28M this year or cut him and let me make his own deal elsewhere. He's in a pretty good position at this point, as long as there's a real market for him out there.

May 24, 2013  03:43 PM ET

where is this hatred for Jared Allen coming from?

May 26, 2013  09:13 AM ET

"Hey, here's a book written by ****!" It's pronounced Dumas! Hey Dumas, not getting a new contract and final year at huge salary! Gonna have to take a cut and extension or try your luck in free agency! But big money huge contracts for you are history and you know it. Quit cryin'!

May 26, 2013  10:11 AM ET

now we're at Shawshank?

May 26, 2013  11:14 AM ET

I love this guy but if you understand the Vikes you understand they get rid of guys like him for draft choices. Unlike the Pack who lose guys and get nothing in return (Cullen Jenkins, Greg Jennings, etc) because they didn't trade them away before free agency, the Vikes will look at the age and amount of years left, decide of whether to trade or keep, and then go out and get the future guy so fill that hole for many years.
They are the best drafting team in football period. They draft playmakers not just bodies and they get value for their trades not just goodbye adios'.

May 26, 2013  02:43 PM ET

Some guy named Tom Brady restructured his contract and he is a lot more valuable than Allen. And Allen is not the only one to perform for the Vikings as I think they have a pretty good DT, safety, LB and a running back named AP. Brady understands the salary cap's effect on NFL teams and their success and so should this mullett head. Restructuring can be a win-win and a Super Bowl win.

 
May 27, 2013  07:03 AM ET

Could not have said it any better. You must understand that there are many children, losers, haters, and those with little or no experience running a business or making significant amounts of money in these comment strings. Rule #1...the owner of an NFL franchise NEVER does any contract restructuring to benefit the player. Rule #2...the player that is valuable for his play production will NEVER get a restructured contract that benefits him and should NEVER sell his services short of the current market value. Rule # 3...In negotiating, NEVER EVER EVER let the other side believe that you have no other options. Dude is a baller and should bolt the scene upon even the suggestion that he restructure. Then he should actually leave and create a bidding war with lots of upfront $$$. Then he should get on the field and ball like usual.

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