Jared Allen injured his foot or ankle (no one seems to know which) the other day in practice and has not made it back onto the field since. The belief among credentialed and qualified media types is that Jared will continue sitting out practice for the next few days.
Though there has been no official word from the Vikings, I’m going to assume that this injury will keep Jared out of Friday’s preseason game against his old team the Chiefs. No reason to take any chances with a veteran like Jared who frankly doesn’t need that much tuning up to be ready for the season.
Speaking of veterans: As far as we know, Brett Favre is on to get a few snaps against Kansas City, guaranteeing a media circus at the Metrodome. Certainly, this will be the most extensively covered meaningless exhibition game of all-time. And a wonderful preview of what the regular season will be like with Favre aka ESPN’s Favorite Obsession on the roster.