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wolfpack
02-25-2007, 12:55 PM
Allen wants trade from Chiefs

Contract conflict leads to request

By ELIZABETH MERRILL and RANDY COVITZ

The Kansas City Star

“It doesn’t look like my future is going to be (in Kansas City). … I wanted to finish my career there.”
| Chiefs end Jared Allen


Less than two months ago, Jared Allen was poised to buy a ranch in Liberty, become the face of the Chiefs’ defense, and settle into a town he’s embraced as his own.
Now Allen wants out of Kansas City.
Allen told The Star on Saturday that he formally requested a trade when a meeting between his agent and members of the Chiefs’ front office produced no contract proposal. The Chiefs denied Allen’s request, and president/general manager Carl Peterson said the club plans to tender Allen on March 1, the deadline for teams to submit qualifying offers to restricted free agents.
Allen led the NFL with six fumble recoveries in 2006 and has produced 27 1/2 sacks in his first three years with the Chiefs. But after more than a year of conversations and weeks of numbers being bandied about, Allen’s agent, Ken Harris, said the sides were still “far apart” from a long-term deal.
Allen’s three-year contract expires this week.
Harris said the club plans to high tender Allen, which means that if another team signed him to an offer sheet, the Chiefs could match it or receive a first- and third-round draft pick.
Allen, who would earn $2.35 million as a high tender in 2007, said he isn’t optimistic about future negotiations with the Chiefs.
“For me, personally, it’s beyond that point,” Allen said.
“I feel shocked and hurt. Requesting a trade was probably the toughest thing I’ve had to do. It’s nothing personal against the town of Kansas City and the fans. It’s been great. (But) it doesn’t look like my future is going to be there, and I have to accept that. That’s why this is so hard. All the hard work I’ve put in, the blood, sweat and tears … I wanted to finish my career there. I was led to believe I was going to.”
Hours after the meeting took place in Indianapolis, Peterson said he still wants Allen on the team and that they’ve been discussing a long-term contract, but “he wants too much money,” Peterson said.
Allen was one of the biggest surprises of the 2004 draft, far exceeding the expectations of a fourth-round pick from Idaho State. He cracked the starting lineup as a rookie at defensive end, led the team with nine sacks, and quickly became a fan favorite.
He improved his all-round game in 2006, with 64 solo tackles, 7 1/2 sacks and three forced fumbles. He earned a base salary of just $425,000, and Allen said he was led to believe he would be rewarded with a long-term deal.
“My teammates are awesome, and my coaches are awesome,” Allen said. “But it’s just not an environment that I want to be in right now. I feel like I’ve been misrepresented by the powers-that-be that certain things were going to happen.”
One factor in the contract process, Peterson said, is the fact that Allen just served a jail sentence for his second DUI arrest. But Peterson wants him on the team, and that’s why he won’t trade him.
“There’s always a risk,” he said. “And we haven’t found out yet from the National Football League how much of a suspension they’re going to give him (in 2007).
“He’s a very good football player. But he’s also a young man at risk, and we know that, and so does the National Football League. We’re trying to work out something that makes sense, and hopefully that will be done.”
Harris declined to comment on specifics of the negotiations. At the end of Saturday’s meeting, Harris asked one last time whether there was a proposal the Chiefs wanted to put on the table.
“The reply was no,” Harris said. “And we all shook hands, and I left.”
Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said he was confident the sides would strike a fair deal. He said he wanted Allen on the team. “The first offer is not always the last offer,” Edwards said. “It’s a process. When you want to get things done, sometimes you get a little frustrated, and that’s why players hire agents and why there are negotiations.”
The Star’s Adam Teicher contributed to this report.

he`s good but till he grows up its hard to justify the money he wants. but its just the first round of talks, noth`n happens the first round._krdDartInc++;document.write('');

wolfpack
02-25-2007, 12:57 PM
i don`t think we have to worry. i cant see any team giving up a 1st and a 3rd for him.

Coach
02-25-2007, 04:16 PM
I like Allen, but I don't think we should give up the farm to keep him. He brings a lot of baggage. I'm guessing he is asking a lot of money for the parties to have given up hope.
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Chiefster
02-25-2007, 05:25 PM
i don`t think we have to worry. i cant see any team giving up a 1st and a 3rd for him.


I don't know; the Faders are likely to do most anything.

Chiefster
02-25-2007, 05:52 PM
Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said he was confident the sides would strike a fair deal. He said he wanted Allen on the team. “The first offer is not always the last offer,” Edwards said. “It’s a process.

Just skip right to the chase. Start with Queen Carl's offer on one end and what Allen says he wants on the other then meet somewhere in the middle.

wolfpack
02-25-2007, 06:30 PM
when the season is getting ready to start i might worry. we wont have him for 4 games anyway. i wonder what both of our young ends wouldbe like if we had a decent puss up the middle.

Chiefster
02-25-2007, 07:10 PM
when the season is getting ready to start i might worry. we wont have him for 4 games anyway. i wonder what both of our young ends wouldbe like if we had a decent puss up the middle.

Yeah, I wish we had another Dan Sale-whatever-his-name-is type "D" lineman.

Coach
02-25-2007, 09:07 PM
If the faders gave us their first pick in this year's draft, I'd do it in a heartbeat. I wouldn't even need the 3rd rounder.

Chiefster
02-25-2007, 09:13 PM
If the faders gave us their first pick in this year's draft, I'd do it in a heartbeat. I wouldn't even need the 3rd rounder.


Good point; it'd be a lot better then what would be left in the 23 round.

kenny1937
02-26-2007, 01:45 AM
I couldn't agree more, Coach, Chiefster, a first round draft pick from the faders sounds awfully good, more DUI's could sink Allen, and that is something I could wish upon Faiders owner-I forget his name, anyway I say let the Faders have him for a first round draft pick.

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Chiefster
02-26-2007, 06:17 AM
I couldn't agree more, Coach, Chiefster, a first round draft pick from the faders sounds awfully good, more DUI's could sink Allen, and that is something I could wish upon Faiders owner-I forget his name, anyway I say let the Faders have him for a first round draft pick.

:bananen_smilies105:


Sounds like Al Davis's kinda guy.
Seriously though if we aren't gonna get an early draft pick for him I would rather see him and Carl patch things up and have the new contract include a no DUI clause.

chief31
03-02-2007, 11:38 AM
I think that the Chiefs would be ab-so-freaking-lutely insane, to let Jared go anywhere. He has been one of the best kept secrets in the N.F.L. With the lack of serious talent, at DE in the league, we are lucky to have him.

Chiefster
03-02-2007, 11:43 AM
I think that the Chiefs would be ab-so-freaking-lutely insane, to let Jared go anywhere. He has been one of the best kept secrets in the N.F.L. With the lack of serious talent, at DE in the league, we are lucky to have him.


He's been a real shot in the arm; no doubt. But, his off field behaviour has begun to make him a bit of a liability. IMO.

kenny1937
03-02-2007, 12:28 PM
I think that the Chiefs would be ab-so-freaking-lutely insane, to let Jared go anywhere. He has been one of the best kept secrets in the N.F.L. With the lack of serious talent, at DE in the league, we are lucky to have him.

Yes, I agree, his problem is one that can be solved, and taken care off, management ought to be able to come upwith a workable solution, well most managers anyway, I am not sure about ours. (grin)

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chief31
03-02-2007, 01:34 PM
I understand the problems off the field, could wind-up having an impact, on the field. Just can't part with his talent, at this time.

Guru
03-03-2007, 01:18 AM
Considering the guy is an idiot when it comes to drinking, I am all for letting him go and getting something in return. I don't think anybody is going to give up a 1st and 3rd for him though. He has been busted twice now and he will be on a 4 game suspension to start the season. We are asking too much and so is he.

Chiefster
03-03-2007, 12:45 PM
Considering the guy is an idiot when it comes to drinking, I am all for letting him go and getting something in return. I don't think anybody is going to give up a 1st and 3rd for him though. He has been busted twice now and he will be on a 4 game suspension to start the season. We are asking too much and so is he.


I agree with this assessment; as much as he has bolstered the defense he has now become a distraction, and needs to get help with his aparant drinking problem.

chief31
03-03-2007, 02:15 PM
As hard as it has been, for us to find talent, at his position, I think his value is higher with us, than with other teams.

Chiefster
03-03-2007, 05:18 PM
As hard as it has been, for us to find talent, at his position, I think his value is higher with us, than with other teams.


True; not that he couldn't fit in somewhere else, but I do think the Chiefs need him more. However, his personal life problems have to be addressed because it affects the team as a whole.

kenny1937
03-05-2007, 07:46 PM
Yes, if he doesn't understand that his off field problems, becomes on field problems, and management can't make him understands this, then he is a liability, with more dui's and suspensions to come. He is a top notch player and I would hate to see his drinking problem turn into more dui's (a situation that can be addressed with a desinated driver if he can't curb his drinking) and ruin a potentially great career in the NFL. He has the key to his future, I hope he doesn't blow it!!

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Chiefster
03-05-2007, 07:55 PM
Yes, if he doesn't understand that his off field problems, becomes on field problems, and management can't make him understands this, then he is a liability, with more dui's and suspensions to come. He is a top notch player and I would hate to see his drinking problem turn into more dui's (a situation that can be addressed with a desinated driver if he can't curb his drinking) and ruin a potentially great career in the NFL. He has the key to his future, I hope he doesn't blow it!!

:jumprope: :34: :character00285: :atom:


Ditto! Good post Kenny!