Jared Allen left his visit with the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday without a contract.

The veteran defensive end was accompanied on his second trip to Seattle by his family and agent, but he returned to his offseason home in Arizona without committing to join the defending Super Bowl champions.

In a text message, Allen said, "We are heading home and will consider their offer and I'll make my decision this weekend."

Earlier, league sources described the Seahawks and Allen as working on the final details of a contract.

The only other team Allen is known to have visited was Dallas, but sources said the Cowboys weren't interested in signing Allen unless he lowered his contract demands.

Allen had 128.5 sacks in 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, including 11.5 last season.

Bengals: Cincinnati signed quarterback Jason Campbell to be Andy Dalton's backup. Campbell was then-coach Hue Jackson's starter for the Raiders until he suffered a broken collarbone midway through the 2011 season. Jackson is currently the Bengals offensive coordinator.

Campbell's familiarity with Jackson was attractive to the quarterback and the Bengals. "He reached out to me but he didn't want to be the forefront guy that was pushing this," said Campbell, who started eight games for Cleveland in 2013.


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Cardinals: Arizona agreed to terms of a one-year deal with Antonio Cromartie. A three-time Pro Bowl cornerback, Cromartie spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets. He's the third significant free agent signing for Arizona, joining left tackle Jared Veldheer and wide receiver-returner Ted Ginn Jr.

Panthers: Carolina began the process of replenishing its wide receiving corps, signing free agent Jerricho Cotchery to a two-year deal. Financial terms weren't released. Cotchery brings needed experience to a team that released Steve Smith and saw Ginn, Brandon LaFell and Domenik Hixon leave via free agency. He had 46 catches for 602 yards last season for Pittsburgh.

Falcons: Atlanta agreed to terms with Devin Hester on a three-year contract. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Hester, 31, is arguably the greatest return man in NFL history. He has a record 18 career kick and punt returns for touchdowns.

Texans: In a transaction that appears to make Matt Schaub more expendable, Houston signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year deal, ESPN.com reported. Fitzpatrick spent last season with Tennessee as a replacement for Jake Locker when he was injured, starting nine games.

Vikings: Former Chicago defensive end Corey Wootton agreed to terms with Minnesota.

Pro Days: Derek Carr completed 56 of 63 passes as he worked out for NFL scouts at Fresno State's pro day. The quarterback woke up vomiting and nauseous but received intravenous fluids and medication. At least 23 teams were represented. Among those in the audience were Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen, and Minnesota offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

  • Michael Sam took part in Missouri's pro day following a disappointing effort at the NFL Combine in February. Sam, who's set to become the NFL's first openly gay player, did not speak to reporters. But agent Cameron Weiss said Sam improved his 40-yard time from 4.91 seconds to 4.69 and also improved his vertical jump and bench press.

    The Associated Press and Kansas City Star contributed to this report.