Vikings trade picks for Chiefs' Allen

April 23, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 (UPI) -- Jared Allen, who led the NFL with 15 1/2 sacks last season, has been traded from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Minnesota Vikings.

Allen and the Vikings have reportedly agreed to a six-year contract that will pay the 26-year-old defensive end $74 million, with $31 million guaranteed.

The Chiefs received Minnesota's first-round pick -- No. 17 overall -- and two third-round choices in this weekend's NFL draft. The teams also traded places in the sixth-round, with Kansas City improving its position by five places.

In addition to his 15 1/2 sacks, Allen had 67 tackles and forced three fumbles in earning a spot on the AFC Pro Bowl team.

The deal gives the Vikings three Pro Bowlers on the defensive line. Tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams were NFC Pro Bowl selections last year.

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