Vikings to trade Jared Allen by Tuesday?

Jared Allen may be spared of enduring the rest of the Vikings’ woeful campaign.

FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Allen could be traded by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.

The Vikes are asking for “the right price” — more than a third-round pick — in exchange for the perennial Pro Bowl defensive end.

As Glazer notes, a 2014 third-round compensatory pick is what the team would likely receive if Allen, whose contract is up after the season, departed via free agency. Obviously, they’re trying to maximize their returns while they still hold the cards.

The 31-year-old Allen, who’s still due $7.5 million in 2013, has 21 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and a forced fumble this season. He’s shown enough to warrant playing on a contending team, but it’s unclear if Allen wants to leave Minnesota.

If he does, Allen can help his cause with a good performance against the rival Packers on Sunday Night Football.

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Zack Kelberman
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