Idaho Connections in the NFL: Oct. 13

October 13, 2013 

END OF THE LINE FOR ALLEN IN MINNESOTA?

The Vikings signed defensive end Brian Robison to a four-year, $28-million extension Wednesday. That move likely means this will be the last season in Minnesota for defensive end Jared Allen (Idaho State). Allen is making more than $14 million this season, and the Vikings don't have salary-cap room to keep paying him that kind of money. "Let's be honest: This is a business and we are expendable," Allen said.

• Revengeofthebirds.com graded some Cardinals players after last week's win over the Panthers, and it heaped some of its highest praise on guard Daryn Colledge (Boise State). "He allowed just one quarterback hurry, bringing his season pressures allowed total to one QB hit and five hurries - he has yet to allow a sack. He's a bright spot on a line in need of great players, and he's playing some of the best football of his career."

• Seahawks safety Jeron Johnson (Boise State) thought he had his first career touchdown last Sunday against the Colts. Instead, the officials determined he didn't have control of the football in the end zone while trying to recover a blocked punt. The play resulted in a safety, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's appeal was denied. "I thought they were going to overturn it," Carroll said.

• Lions right tackle Jason Fox was asked an interesting question in a Q&A with mlive.com. If there were a "Jeopardy!" tournament with Lions players, who would win? Fox's answer: "Kellen Moore (Boise State), no doubt, hands down. He'd kill it. … He always just knows everything. Ask him the square root of a random number and he'd tell you. Just a smart guy."

• Panthers safety Quintin Mikell (Boise State) could be inserted into the starting lineup Sunday because of an injury to rookie Robert Lester, coach Ron Rivera said.

• The Browns have ruled out defensive end Billy Winn (Boise State) for the third straight week because of a quadriceps injury.

Compiled by Chris Langrill

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