Free agent has offer on the table and will consider it over next few days.
Jared Allen left a second meeting with the Seattle Seahawks without a deal on Thursday, but has admitted that he will make a decision this weekend.
The 31-year-old was accompanied to Seattle with his family and agent, but he left the Seahawks headquarters without an announcement and returned to his off-season family home in Arizona.
Despite league sources suggesting that the two parties were finalising details of a contract which they expected would be signed by Thursday, it appears Allen will make his decision this weekend and decide whether or not to accept the Seahawks offer.
“We are heading home and will consider their offer and I’ll make my decision this weekend,” he wrote in a text, according to ESPN.
His agent has revealed that he may have more than just the one offer on the table, but with the Dallas Cowboys signing defensive tackle Henry Melton, they would only add Allen to their roster if he were to take a significant pay cut.
It is understood that one of the sticking points in negotiations is perhaps the fact that Allen would be a rotational player in an already intimidating defensive unit which led the NFL in fewest points and yards allowed last season.
Allen has 128.5 career sacks which is the 12th most in the history of the league, but his contract offers are seemingly significantly less than what DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers have received after moving teams this off-season.
The Seahawks have around $15.2m in salary cap space but have been reserved in free agency thus far as they are looking ahead to the bigger picture which sees Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman all set for long-term deals within the next 12 months.