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Jared Allen and Ray Edwards played together on the Minnesota Vikings' defensive line from 2008 through 2010, and Edwards benefitted enough from the attention given to Allen by every opposing offensive line to go out and get himself a five-year, $30 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons before the 2011 season.
Things haven't worked out quite as expected — the Falcons would certainly like more than two sacks from their marquee defensive end — but when Edwards and Allen faced off in an unexpected battle this season, things almost got a lot worse for Edwards.
Allen, never afraid to mix it up in unglamorous roles when he needs to for the team, was subbing as the Vikings' long-snapper for the injured Cullen Loeffler during the Vikings' 24-14 loss to the Falcons on November 27. On one kick attempt, things got a little dicey … and to be fair, Allen warned Edwards what would happen.
"Ray is obviously a former teammate and friend of mine," Allen told Pro Football...
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The Vikings best defensive player, Jared Allen, outspoken as ever, told a Twin Cities radio station what he thinks of Detroit.
Mlive's Justin Rogers:
I don't like going to Detroit," Allen said. "I'll be honest, it's gloomy, it sucks. Everything is brown and then there is snow on the ground. There's like Brownstones everywhere and I'm like, '...
Jared Allen said on PFT Live earlier this week that he’d love to beat the Lions, because misery loves company. And the Vikings are pretty miserable right now. Simply visiting Detroit is enough to put Allen in a bad mood. “I don’t like going to Detroit,” Allen told KFAN via MLive.com. “I’ll be honest, it’s…
Defensive end Jared Allen and the Vikings play the Lions on Sunday at Ford Field. Allen has been called "colorful" and a "big mouth," everything in between and things a lot worse.
At 2-10, the Vikings don’t have a lot to play for in the coming month. At the very least, they can spoil the potential playoff party for some rivals. Minnesota faces the Lions this week, and the Bears in the season finale. (They also get the Saints and Redskins in between.) Some players shy away…
Vikings star Jared Allen warned Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards he would hit him where it hurts if he ran him over two weeks ago. When Edwards did it anyway, Allen made good on his promise.
A video has been making the rounds lately that shows Jared Allen appearing to punch Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards in the crotch during a field goal attempt. Allen was the Vikings long snapper that day after starter Cullen Loeffler got hurt. Florio had Allen on PFT Live Tuesday and got the explanation. “Ray is obviously…
Jared Allen hits Ray Edwards where it hurts
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Mie Florio talks with New Orleans Saints wide receiver, Robert Meachem about the Saints’ massive amount of offensive weapons and Drew Brees‘ potential to break the single season pass yardage record. Florio also talks with Minnesota Vikings defensive end, Jared Allen about how the Vikings can be the spoiler for the teams on their upcoming schedule and…