The fearsome Seattle Seahawks defense just got even better.
As if Pete Carroll and company weren't already happy with having the best defense we've seen for years, they've now gone and snapped up four time All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen, according to ESPN reporter Ed Werder.
Specific details have not been released about the deal and the deal has not yet been finalised, so not much is known of how many years the 31 year old has gotten at the Super Bowl champs, or what kind of money he will be on.
Allen has 128.5 sacks in his career which puts him 12th in NFL history. He has seven consecutive double-digit sack seasons, including 11.5 last season for the Minnesota Vikings - for whom he was the only real bright spark.
The Seahawks led the NFL in fewest points and yards allowed, and created the most turnovers in the league -- a feat previously accomplished by the 1985 Chicago Bears.
A player like Allen can only come in and make them even better, even in the situational rotation policy that Seattle implement to such great success in shutting down the best offense ever in Denver and Peyton Manning.
It will be interesting to see how much the Seahawks have given Allen and the structuring of his deal.
The Champs have $15.2 million free in cap space but have to monitor that money carefully with quarterback Russell Wilson and two of the Legion of Boom - Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas - coming in for significant pay rises and long term deals this season.