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|May 30 10:58 AM PT11:58 AM MT12:58 PM CT1:58 PM ET17:58 GMT1:58 AM 北京时间10:58 AM MST12:58 PM EST12:58 PM CT21:58 UAE13:58 ET - Minnesota Vikings cornerback Asher Allen has retired from football. Coach Leslie Frazier announced on Wednesday that the fourth-year cornerback came into his office last week and told Frazier of his decision. Frazier says he was surprised, but did not get into the specifics of their discussion.
Analysis: Allen started nine games and appeared in 12 last year, but missed some time due to a concussion and a shoulder injury. Frazier says the decision was not related to injuries. Allen was a third-round draft pick out of Georgia in 2009. He started 11 games in 2010, but struggled last season as part of the Vikings' banged-up secondary. He had four interceptions in his career.