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Asher Allen should keep signing bonus

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We still don't know why Minnesota Vikings cornerback Asher Allen retired Thursday after only three seasons. We do know that the Vikings aren't going to go after Allen's money.

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Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Thursday that the Vikings have decided not to seek a prorated portion of Allen's $725,000 rookie signing bonus. They could have possibly gone after $181,250.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Allen's retirement was not health-related despite the concussions he suffered late in the last two seasons. Allen started 20 games over the last two years and was set to compete for a solid role in the Vikings secondary.

Perhaps Minnesota's decision not to go after Allen's money is a sign they hope he will change his mind. They will hold his contractual rights if he ever decides to pull a Favre.

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