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Vikings waive TE, sign DE; could that foreshadow a Jared Allen trade?

Vikings waive TE, sign DE; could that foreshadow a Jared Allen trade?

by Derek Wetmore
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UPDATE (12:42 p.m.): The Vikings on Tuesday waived recently-signed Chase Ford and re-signed Justin Trattou, a defensive end.

Could that move foreshadow a trade of defensive end Jared Allen? It could be a coincidence, but the timing may raise eyebrows.

UPDATE (12:10 p.m.): From former senior editor Tom Pelissero:

UPDATE (12:00 p.m.): NFL insider, Adam Schefter, weighed in that the Seattle Seahawks are making a late push to grab Allen.

Believe it or not, the NFL trade deadline (3 p.m. Tuesday) has gotten a little confounding.

A report Tuesday morning from NFL Insider Ian Rapoport said the Vikings had no plans to trade Jared Allen. Rapoport did not cite a source in his tweet, but is well-connected around the league. 

Shortly thereafter, Jay Glazer tweeted that the Vikings are looking to move Allen.

That appears to conflict with what Rapoport had reported earlier, which an astute tweeter pointed out. Glazer responded that the Vikings "are ABSOLUTELY listening."

The capslock was Glazer's, not mine.

With the deadline a mere hours away, it still appears unlikely they'll get a deal done, especially given how expensive Jared Allen's contract is.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Jared Allen, Chase Ford