Vikings News: Jared Allen, Kirk Cousins, Kevin O'Connell, Jerick McKinnon

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen
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What are some of the most notable Minnesota Vikings news headlines and rumors heading into Sunday's big Super Bowl matchup in Las Vegas?

Despite the fact that they aren't participating in the Super Bowl for the 47th season in a row, there has still been plenty of Minnesota Vikings news to talk about during the last few days leading up to this weekend's big game.

Some of the most notable Vikings-related news headlines from the last few days involve people like former Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen, current Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell, and former Minnesota running back Jerick McKinnon.

But let's not waste any more time and get right into all of the news.

Vikings legend comments on his latest Hall of Fame snub

On Thursday, this year's class of inductees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame were revealed and, unfortunately, former Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was not among those who were selected.

Allen was a finalist for the Hall of Fame for the fourth year in a row, but for whatever reason, he still hasn't been voted into Canton.

After learning that he still wasn't going to be getting a gold jacket from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Allen told the Star Tribune's Mark Craig that he is "hugely disappointed and shocked" with being left on the outside once again.

Instead of the former Minnesota pass rusher, the selection committee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame went with Dwight Freeney, Julius Peppers, Andre Johnson, Devin Hester, and Patrick Willis as this year's class of modern-era inductees.

Allen will be eligible for induction again next year, and presumably, he will be a finalist again. Will the 2025 class be the one that finally features Allen, or will he have to wait even longer?