CB Asher Allen Retires

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 30, 2012 – 12:11 pm

Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier met with reporters on Wednesday afternoon to discuss his team’s progress through the first two Organized Team Activities (OTAs). But one matter of business Frazier addressed had to do with a player who is not at Vikings OTAs.

Asher Allen, a 3rd-round pick of the Vikings in 2009 out of Georgia, has decided to retire, and the Vikings have consequently placed him on the Reserve/Retired list.

Allen played in 37 games with 21 starts for the Vikings over three seasons, tallying 129 tackles, 1.0 sacks, 4 INTs, 18 pass breakups, 1.0 tackles for loss and 1 forced fumble; he also had 12 special teams tackles.

The Vikings now have 16 DBs listed on the roster.

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55 Responses to “CB Asher Allen Retires”

  1. By Rogerthevikefan on May 30, 2012 | Reply


  2. By Adam on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, this is funny. Three seasons? Probably sick of being picked on by quarterbacks since he was the weakest link. Oh well, good luck Asher Allen.

  3. By Rogerthevikefan on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Winfield, Cook, Robinson, Burton, Carr/Bowman, and Sherels will make the team. Carr is a nickel corner at best and Bowman has the size Fraizer likes this will come down to who can prove the most versitile.

  4. By Vikes on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not sure he was going to make the roster anyway. Not a big hit to our squad

  5. By Rogerthevikefan on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    The good thing he wont be wasting a valuable roster spot that someone who might actually make the team could use.

  6. By Shawn on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    wow poor little guy took a beating

  7. By Frederick Jones on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    No comment.

  8. By Kyler on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    ran into Chad greenway at my job today… Gave a little insight about the D. He seemed excited and impressed with Solomon Eliimsifndnfidfndidign. CFL er not sure how to spell his name yet.

  9. By Rogerthevikefan on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Saves valuable practice time that can be given to Burton and Robinson.

  10. By sandiamond on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes should have drafted Brandon Boykin nickel CB#3 ready to start(replace asher) along withe highest character of most rookies. Trippi award winner

  11. By Spencer on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thank God.

  12. By Spencer on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dude was terrible.

    Apparently the 3rd degree burns permanently scarred him.

    Josh Robinson………..Its your time to shine baby!

  13. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, don’t put me in a box. Paleeze– my people in the GOP? I don’t vote according to party. But you are so right– I wish Paul would run- he could win, but he is not part of the inner clique.

  14. By Frederick Jones on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    One of the problems with rating players is that we do not see the whole field or the films. Asher Allen appeared to be a big part of what was wrong with the Vikings Defensive Backfield last season. If that is the case, you have to let him go.

  15. By Frederick Jones on May 30, 2012 | Reply


    Tell me who to vote for this fall. I do not know!

  16. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on May 30, 2012 | Reply


    It won’t matter– MN always goes for the Democrats, so take it easy. The election will be decided by the Euro crisis– if Europe gets their act together soon, the stock market will fly and the housing market has been showing signs it may be finally turning the corner and be on the upswing soon. If the economy starts to flow, Obama will get in easily. If not, well, it will be a very close contest and if the economy really looks sluggish, Romney will win ( I wish the Reps had picked someone else– who is this guy? )

  17. By dan on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    vote for anybody but Obama he sucks more than asher allen did now those are two people who need to be unemployed

  18. By Jay on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    He probably retired because of this concussion thing. If you play pro football, expect to get injured sometimes. Besides, he wasn’t very good anyway. Good luck Allen, we could’ve had Ladarius Webb instead during the third round. Wasted pick we’ll never get back…

  19. By Spencer on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Bobby Felder- its your time to shine!

  20. By RichardA1 on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Solomon Elimimien is awesome, if the whole team played this way we would win guaranteed, he has that Favre quality, he is playing because he wants to, trying actualy, not out there for the money, watch the highlight film. We need a new name for our soon to be awesome defense, how about “Purple Crunch” and ideas? Can’t wait to see how our drafts turn out. Will the coachs be able to coach, get thru to the players?

  21. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Purple Crunch? Sounds like a kiddie cereal.

  22. By Parody on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL – I was thinking the exact same thing Titus. The Minnesota Purple Crunch, part of a balanced breakfast.

  23. By Parody on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    My only question, what kind of toy does it come with?

  24. By New Vike on May 30, 2012 | Reply


  25. By Spencer on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    This defense does not a deserve a nickname yet.

  26. By Parody on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Allen was the #3 CB on the worst defensive backfield of the league last year. We have since added at least 3 guys who would have had little trouble getting in front of him on the depth chart.

    After being cut, (I’m guessing that Frazier had recently told him that his job was on the line) Allen probably would have had trouble finding a practice squad in the NFL that would take a chance on him. So just like he has done in about every pass attempt thrown his way, Allen gave up without trying.

  27. By Rogerthevikefan on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wobby how bad is Sullivan’s leg injury? It held him out of practice.

  28. By Rogerthevikefan on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Robinson and Burton are way more talented then Ash so he will not be missed except by the opposing teams looking for easy scores.

  29. By kristen on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    good for him, truly seemed like a good guy, although he struggled at times he seemed well liked by his teammates and coaches.

  30. By Frederick Jones on May 30, 2012 | Reply


    Mitt or Obama, either way we lose!!!

  31. By Derrick.G on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ill take my chances with Mitt….We have already seen the Obamassacre……gas prices over $5 in California where i live. Remember when $2 was Bushs fault?

  32. By snookj on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Good luck Asher with your future endevours.. It’s time for Bobby Felder to turn some heads and take a roster spot.. He’s got all the tools needed to be a great CB..

    Jay, I believe we got a better corner than Ladarius Webb in Bobby Felder from Nicholls.. He’s my sleeper to make it.. I really like this kid..

  33. By hornsup on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    The puple punch

  34. By hornsup on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    i guess i meant purple punch-geez!

  35. By vikesfansteve on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    That’s nothing compared to when Robert Smith abruptly retired with no warning before the 2001 season and hamstringed the Vikings for years to come.

  36. By hornsup on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    can you imagine a robert smith/adrian peterson tandem-tasty

  37. By RichardA1 on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Purple Punch, that could be a good nick name for the 2012 #1 rated defense!

  38. By hornsup on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    maybe b/rob will get to qb’s more this season-then the purple punch will reign

  39. By Brad Childress' Mustache on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    I wanna say two things. Number 1, people who are now dissing Asher Allen as a guy who wasn’t any good, are just bad fans. It’s just catty and stupid to make cheap shot remarks. He was not a great player, but he was not a bad player either. He was a solid professional football player.

    Furthermore, I’m disappointed in this website for not printing my prior blog post. Cowards.

  40. By sandiamond on May 30, 2012 | Reply

  41. By JoshVT on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mitt got nominated, and he is going against Obama.
    I am pretty sure Voter Fraud should be labeled across Romney’s head, half of the states he got, he didn’t win. They held a “private counting” after counting in to public. Ron Paul should have gotten in, He is the only one who actually will help us get out of debt, not ram us into the ground.

  42. By woodchuck on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe he just decided to opt out of the dementia thing. Not a bad call.

  43. By drew on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    I wish him the best, he played hard, he just was too small for that position. I wish we could get Mike Jenkins, but Jerry Jones trying to be slick and hope a team offer a first or second round for him.

  44. By SaskatchewanVikesFan on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, Kyler. Google Solomon Elimimian and read his Wickipedia bio. He was a CFL All Star.

  45. By Woodboat on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    Brad Childress’ Mustache…

    Some of us were bashing him while he was still active. I don’t see any reason to change my tune now that he’s gone. I also don’t say sweet things about the recently departed that were A Holes when they were alive.

    Just because a dude dies doesn’t make hi a good dude. Just because a guy retires after 3 yrs doesn’t make him a solid player. Might be a good guy, I have no idea, but he was out over his skiis in the NFL.

  46. By Rocksalt on May 31, 2012 | Reply

    Asher Allen gets a gold watch for his retirement. Now he can accurately time himself as he watches his careeer highlight films of being beaten in the secondary.

  47. By nick g on May 31, 2012 | Reply

    me and my friend used to call him T-rex arms haha

  48. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 31, 2012 | Reply

    on it said “Vikings’ Allen retires” and I immediately started freaking out because i thought it was Jared. But then I read the rest of the title which said “after 3 seasons.” That was a close one.

  49. By James_VikingsFanSince1998 on May 31, 2012 | Reply

    He retired because he knew he would get cut and probably would have been very lucky to make a roster spot on another team. So he made the smart decision to save his NFL money to start over with a new profession. My theory.

  50. By vikingbob136 on May 31, 2012 | Reply

    He sucked from the day we got him.Hopefully he won’t be broke in 3 years.

  51. By dkopay on May 31, 2012 | Reply

    Time will tell!!!!!!!

  52. By nrkdn on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    The problem wasn’t Ash. The defense was too weak to play much man-to-man, where Ash was fast enough to keep up with reeceiver. He was in micro-seconds of swatting the ball away on man-to-man plays. The problem was too much cover2. When a zone is flooded with 2 receivers, you have to stay in the middle to cover both. Shade to one and the other scores. You have to settle for the short gain tackle, even then you can’t make 100%.

  53. By RichardA1 on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    Broke in 3 years? I think they need to be taken to a local morgue to bring them down to earth, walked thru it, just to remind them were all human, then taken to a brick layer at work or similar hard labor job and tell them these guys make 8 dollars a hour, it can be you in a few years. They are so spoiled, they forgot what real life is like, flying around in there jets, mansion homes! they get out in real life and they don’t no what to do but spend money. Then, (no I haven’t been smoking anything) they need to play loike a giant game of monopoly for two days straight or go camping, all of them so they get to no each other!

  54. By DoWnToWn Kevin K on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    So glad he’s gone! He got worked constantly! I’ve never seen a player make the highlight reel the wrong way in a Vikings uniform before in my life, season after season. Marques Colston, Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings, it got too repetitive too quick. Every time you looked he was 10 yards away from his man, he was a defensive liability. Now the Vikings secondary will get better in a hurry. Good stuff!

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