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Jared Allen is a new daddy

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is a new father. His wife gave birth to their first child, a little girl named Brinley Noel Allen. Leslie Frazier says Allen is as "pumped up as you can imagine."
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Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is a new father. His wife gave birth to their first child, a little girl named Brinley Noel Allen. Leslie Frazier says Allen is as "pumped up as you can imagine."

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