Carroll says Jared Allen deal still pending

March, 24, 2014
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday things are still pending on the possibility of signing free-agent defensive end Jared Allen.

“It’s a big business decision for him,” Carroll said in an interview on SiriusXM radio at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando. “We’re very restricted on what we can do. We have a lot of concerns and can’t move as swiftly as everyone would like. We have a lot of work to get done. We’re excited about extending and stuff like that.”

Carroll probably is referring to free safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman, both of whom would be free agents at the end of the 2014 if the team doesn’t work out contract extensions for them.

Thomas will count $5.5 million against the salary cap this year and Sherman will count $1.5 million. Both players probably are looking for deals worth more than $10 million a season.

The Seahawks are believed to have offered Allen a two-year deal at more $6 million a season.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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