Jared Allen Ready For Challenge From Young Left Tackle Riley Reiff

CBS Detroit

By Ashley Dunkak

ALLEN PARK (CBS DETROIT) – Five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen can imagine how second-year left tackle Riley Reiff is approaching this matchup, during which Reiff will try to stop the sack-happy Allen and his Minnesota Vikings from disrupting the Detroit Lions offense.

Allen figures that Reiff sees this as the same kind of opportunity that Allen saw when he was a rookie getting ready to face Orlando Pace, a tackle for the St. Louis Rams who had been selected to five Pro Bowls by the time Allen entered the league.

Familiar with the mentality a young player brings into a competition with a big-name guy such as him, Allen will be on his toes Saturday.

“You’ve got to prepare and bring your A-game,” Allen said. “Young guys are trying to make a name in this league too. How else do you make a name besides…

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