The Vikings may move defensive end Jared Allen before Tuesday's trade deadline. (David Banks/Getty Images)
The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly looking to complete a trade for Minnesota Vikings five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen, according to a tweet Tuesday afternoon from ESPN's Adam Schefter. In return, the Vikings are asking for a second-round pick but would consider a conditional third round selection.
With the NFL deadline for all trades approaching at 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the Vikings (1-6) are said to be entertaining offers from a number of teams, according to tweets from Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.
But as Glazer points out, the likelihood of a deal actually happening is slim, in part because of Allen's contract; the 31-year-old is in the final year of his contract, which pays him $17 million this season. The Seahawks (7-1) would need to find a way to pay him the approximate $7 million remaining on his contract this season if they want to make the deal happen on Tuesday afternoon.
Last March, wide receiver Percy Harvin was traded from the Vikings to the Seahawks in exchange for picks.