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#Vikings signed Jared Allen to a one day contract so he could retire in Purple and Gold

Jared Allen will retire with the Vikings

Jared Allen will retire with the Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive end Jared Allen to a ceremonial one-day contract to allow the four-time All-Pro to formally retire as a member of the team.

The Vikings made the announcement Thursday.

Allen spent six of his 12 seasons with the Vikings, ranking third on the franchise’s all-time list with 83½ sacks. He finished his career in the Super Bowl with Carolina after being traded there by Chicago. Kansas City drafted Allen in the fourth round out of Idaho State in 2004.

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