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Jared Allen traded to Vikings

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Jared Allen is a Minnesota Viking.

The Chiefs have an agreement in principle to send Allen, their franchise defensive end, to the Vikings for a first-round pick in 2008 and additional undisclosed selections.

Terms have not been disclosed, but the Vikings are believed to have traded their first round pick (No. 17 overall) and two third rounders (No. 73 and 82 overall). That gives the Chiefs six of the top 100 choices in the 2008 NFL draft.

Look for Allen to sign an enormous contract with the Vikings today that will likely include a $25- to $30-million signing bonus.

The Bucs had an interest in Allen, but he was on his way to Minnesota Tuesday night and should sign today.

Tampa Bay has just five picks in the draft - one in each of the first five rounds. It's hard to gauge how serious the Bucs' interest was in Allen, but it's believed they offered at least the 20th overall pick and possibly a third-rounder or player.

Allen had two DUI arrests and was suspended for two games last season, so there's a risk. At the end of the day, it was probably too big of a risk for the Bucs.

      

      

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:00pm]

    

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