Jared Allen suffering from pneumonia, lost 18 pounds

All week, Bears defensive end Jared Allen missed practice with what was termed an “illness.” That illness, it turns out, is pretty severe. According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, Allen is suffering from pneumonia, which has caused him to lose 18 pounds. He’s dropped from 255 pounds to 237. Jared Allen is out today bc…

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…

Jared Allen aims to shatter single-season sack record

While Percy Harvin was busy creating a not-so-subtle stink during Tuesday’s minicamp, fellow Vikings teammate Jared Allen said coming oh-so-close to the sack record last season caused him to set the bar high — really high — for 2012. In an interview with NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Allen, sans mullet, revealed he was “bummed out” after…

AP announces 2011 All-Pro team

As they do around this time every year, the Associated Press has come together to decide upon and form the roster for the All-Pro team, an honor that’s generally viewed around the league as more prestigious than the Pro Bowl. On Friday, the AP announced the 2011 squad, made up of 16 players from the…

Three Vikings players sent to visit Brett Favre

A week can’t go by without news regarding Brett Favre and the never-ending quest to bring him back to Minnesota for another season. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, three Vikings — defensive end Jared Allen, guard Steve Hutchinson, and kicker Ryan Longwell — were reportedly sent to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to visit Favre and convince him…

Vote for the Madden 2011 Cover

Who gets the curse? For the first time ever, YOU get to decide. EA Sports is putting the cover up for a vote. Chris Erb of EA Sports told ESPN that, “The idea behind this promotion is that throughout the years, no matter who we end up putting on the cover, it’s never the right…