–UPDATE: March 20, 4:11 p.m.–
Reports are now coming out that Allen has not officially agreed to a contract with the Seahawks, but he was made an offer and will take this weekend to ponder his decision.
Reports have been conflicting all day. ESPN’s Ed Werder, credited with breaking the story, says his words were misinterpreted and a deal was not done on Thursday as many new outlets reported.
–END OF UPDATE–
ORIGINAL STORY: Posted March 20, 12:29 p.m.
Reports are surfacing that Jared Allen has agreed to a contract with the Seahawks.
And @Edwerderespn reports Jared Allen has reached agreement with Seahawks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2014
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) March 20, 2014
Details of the agreement are still being worked out, but he could sign today.
Jared Allen is working on final details of a contract with the SB champion Seattle Seahawks. Barring unforeseen issues, he could sign today
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) March 20, 2014
Allen flew to Seattle today for the second time during the free agency period.
He was reportedly interested in the Seahawks and a few other teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, but it appears that he will try to win his first Super Bowl ring as a member of the Seahawks.
Allen is coming off an 11.5-sack season as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. In his 10-year career, he has posted 128.5 sacks and 554 tackles.
He has led the NFL in sacks twice, in 2007 (15.5 sacks) and 2011 (22.0).
Widely considered one of the best pass-rushers in the game, Allen has been named to the Pro Bowl five times and is a four-time All-Pro.
Further details were not immediately known.