Jared Allen's trip to Minnesota turned out to be his last.
Kansas City traded the Pro Bowl defensive end to Minnesota on Tuesday evening in exchange for the Vikings' first-round pick (17th overall) and two third-round selections in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Allen, 26, has agreed to terms on a six-year, $74 million contract that includes $31 million in guaranteed money. Once signed and approved by the league, that deal will make Allen the highest-paid defensive end in the NFL.
The Buccaneers were hoping to visit with Allen this week, but he never traveled to Tampa due to the fact that his two-day visit in Minnesota went well and contract negotiations between the Vikings and Allen's agent Ken Harris moved quickly.
Allen notched a league-high 15.5 sacks last season and has recorded 43.5 quarterback takedowns during his four-year career.
The Buccaneers have five drafts picks, one in each of the first five rounds, in the 2008 NFL Draft. That includes the 20th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
It is unclear what Tampa Bay was willing to offer Kansas City in terms of compensation or Allen in terms of a contract.
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