Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/6/13
You don’t have to read Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen’s mind, he’ll tell you what’s on it.  Roughly 2 weeks ago he said ‘if the team wanted to restructure his contract to take a pay cut, he’d be the first one out of the door.’ However, on the flipside of things, he also stated that he’s not looking for a raise or renegotiating his current deal either. Allen says that he signed the contract and it is what it is, he’ll worry about being a free agent when the time comes, but the status quo is fine by him. “Then everybody comes to the table at the same place,” Allen said, via Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com. “A lot of guys try to get more money before [the deal's up]. Hey, I signed a contract for six years. They signed a contract for six years. It’s very, very rare when both sides honor that. A lot of guys get let go in the last year or restructure in the last year. A lot guys, . . . they play one good year and they want to re-up. “For me, this is the commitment I made — let me honor that. They want to honor it. So, that’s great. For me, I’ve got no beefs, no quarrels, no nothing with it.” “You’ve got guys like Dwight Freeney, he [was] looking for a job,” Allen said. “John Abraham, he had a 10-sack year and he’s struggling. But teams also, I understand, need to look at the longevity of what you can get. “Both those guys are both 13, 14 years in, so you’ve got to start looking at that. I think a lot of it is a numbers game, too. What’s their production? How can they help our team win? It’s just like anything — they’re trying to get us for the cheapest and everybody on the other side is trying to get as much money as they possibly can, right? I don’t tend to worry about everybody else.”
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