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NFL Notes: Jared Allen pondering Seahawks' offer
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Update: 7 p.m.

Jared Allen may not end up with Seattle after all.

Allen left the Seahawks' headquarters without signing a deal and, according to Ed Werder of ESPN, will consider their offer and make a decision over the weekend.

Earlier Thursday, Allen, the top remaining pass rusher on the free-agent market, appeared poised to join the Seahawks.

Allen, 31, had 11.5 sacks last season and is two years removed from a 22-sack season. His tenure with the Vikings was an anomaly -- he played all six years and earned every penny of his $72.36 million contract with Minnesota.

Allen would join a Seattle defense that ranked No. 1 in the NFL in a multitude of categories in 2013. 

Allen has 128.5 career sacks in 11 years with the Chiefs and Vikings.

Devin Hester headed to Atlanta
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester.

The team announced the deal Thursday. The 31-year-old Hester is a three-time Pro-Bowler who last year tied an NFL record with his 19th scoring return in eight seasons with the Chicago Bears. Coming off a dismal 4-12 season, the Falcons are hoping he can bolster a unit that ranked 28th in the league in kickoff return yards and 21st in punt return yards.

Hester has scored on 13 punt returns, five kickoff returns and off a missed field goal. In 2013, he led the NFL in kickoff return yards (1,436) and total return yards (1,692).

In addition, Hester has 217 receptions for 2,807 yards and 14 touchdowns in his career.

Terms of Hester's contract were not immediately available.

-The Associated Press

Cardinals sign Antonio Cromartie
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals agreed on the terms of a one-year contract Thursday with free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Cromartie spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets. He led the Jets last season with three interceptions. He also had eight passes defensed and one forced fumble. He was released by the Jets on March 9.

For his career, Cromartie, the No. 19 overall pick by the San Diego Chargers in the 2006 draft, has 28 interceptions, 97 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He has had two interceptions in the playoffs.

-The Associated Press

Bengals add QB Jason Campbell
CINCINNATI -- The Bengals have signed quarterback Jason Campbell to be Andy Dalton's backup, a move that brings the franchise full-circle in several ways.

Campbell has played for Washington, Oakland, Chicago and Cleveland. He started eight of the Browns' last nine games last season.

The nine-year veteran was the starter in Oakland in 2010 and 2011, when he broke his collarbone midway through the season. At the urging of coach Hue Jackson, the Raiders traded two draft picks to get Carson Palmer from the Bengals, opening the way for Dalton.

Jackson is Cincinnati's new offensive coordinator.

Josh Johnson was Dalton's backup last season, but wasn't needed. He finished off two lopsided wins and didn't throw a pass.

-The Associated Press

Woodson returns to Raiders
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Safety Charles Woodson has agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the Oakland Raiders.

A person with knowledge of the deal says Woodson is expected to officially sign the contract on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the signing yet. ESPN first reported the deal.

Woodson returned to his original NFL team last season after spending the previous seven years with Green Bay. The 37-year-old Woodson started all 16 games with one interception, two sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

He expressed interest after the season in returning and the Raiders also wanted him back, leading to another one-year deal.

-The Associated Press