Pete Carroll says “not much to comment on” regarding Jared Allen

The Seahawks are still waiting to hear from free agent defensive end Jared Allen, who visited twice with the team last week. Allen’s agent said Friday that his client was going to consider the Seahawks’ offer over the weekend, but apparently he’s still considering on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was on SiriusXM, and said there is nothing new to report.

“It’s a big business decision for him, so there’s really not much to comment about right now,” Carroll said. “We’re very restricted on what we can do. We have a lot of work to get done on our roster, and a lot of guys we’ve got to work with and we’re excited about extending and stuff like that. So we have concerns and not everything is easy and can’t move as swiftly as everyone would like.”

The key to that quote is Carroll’s mention of “a lot of work to get done on our roster” and players “we’re excited about extending.”

Yes the Seahawks would love to add Allen to their pass rush, and by all accounts there is an offer on the table, but priority No. 1 is still extending players like Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman, and having enough money to do the same with Russell Wilson next year when he’s eligible to negotiate an extension. Whatever the Seahawks are offering Allen, they’re doing it with an eye on retaining their young nucleus, and if that offer isn’t enough for Allen after a weekend of deliberation, don’t expect the Seahawks to up said offer by a significant amount.

More in Sports

There’s more to successful hockey than scoring goals

Everett winger Bryce Kindopp has been quietly contributing in many ways to the team’s success.

Seahawks sticking behind kicker Walsh despite struggles

Coach Pete Carroll says ‘He’s our guy,’ and the former Viking says he’s still as confident as ever.

A look at how the Huskies built their strength at linebacker

Tevis Bartlett, Keishawn Bierria and Ben Burr-Kirven all took different paths to starting roles with UW.

UW men’s basketball to retire Tacoma native Thomas’ No. 2 jersey

The NBA All-Star will be honored in Seattle during the Huskies’ Feb. 15 game against Utah.

Thursday’s prep results, with links to recaps

Here are Thursday’s prep sports results, with links to recaps: BOYS BASKETBALL… Continue reading

POLL RESULTS: The NHL has your hockey support

Responders are prepared to support a Seattle NHL team, perhaps at the expense of the Silvertips.

Mariners pick up first baseman Ford from Yankees in Rule 5 Draft

Ford spent last season in Double-A and Triple-A.

Moses Lake wrestling tops Lake Stevens 36-30 in dual

The Vikings battled to the last bout with the Chiefs, but couldn’t pull out the victory.

Three Storm players included in national team pool

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird headlines the group

Most Read