Before Week 8's Sunday action, FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer tweeted the following about Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen:
Vikings would be willing to trade Jared Allen for the right price. Makes sense as he's free agent after the year, they've discussed it some.
He followed up with this tweet regarding compensation:
Any contender wanting to trade for Allen will need to give more than a 3 as that's what they could get as compensation if he leaves via FA.
While no Vikings front office member or coach have publicly stated they want to trade Allen, Glazer's tweets are enough of an indication that a deal could get done before the deadline.
The 31-year-old Allen has 4.5 sacks in 2013 and totaled 10.5 quarterback takedowns in 2012.
Per Rotoworld.com "the acquiring team would have to have at least $8 million in remaining 2013 cap room to "rent" Allen for the rest of the year."
While the financial side may keep Allen—who's a free agent at season's end—on the Vikings for the remainder of the year, Minnesota doesn't appear to be totally against trading him.