Seahawks still looking for D-line help

The Seattle Seahawks have yet to make a significant move to sign a free agent from another team, but that could change soon. Former Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was in Seattle Sunday to talk with team officials.

He returned to Minnesota on Monday for a charity event and plans to meet with Dallas Cowboys officials Tuesday, but it will be a bit of a surprise if the Cowboys out-bid Seattle for Allen's services since they let Demarcus Ware leave over financial issues.

Allen said last week that he will retire if he doesn't get the money he believes he deserves. When Ware signed with the Denver Broncos for $10 million a year, it was a signal that the price might have gone up for Allen, who had 11½ sacks last season.

Allen probably isn't going to get $10 million a year. The Seahawks and the Cowboys probably wouldn't be talking to him if that's what he wanted. If Seattle can get Allen for half that price or a little more, he could end up in a Seahawks uniform in 2014.

Seattle also still may be in the running to sign former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton. He also came to Seattle over the weekend, but Melton is meeting with the Cowboys Monday. They may have the upper hand because Melton grew up in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine and played college football at the University of Texas.