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Jared Allen | Defensive Lineman

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 270
College: Idaho State
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Bears RE Jared Allen (illness) is listed as probable for Week 5 against the Panthers.
A bout of pneumonia rocked Allen's system. He lost 18 pounds a couple weeks ago, and has gained just five of those back but plans to play Sunday. Oct 5 - 11:10 AM

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Bears declared RE Jared Allen (illness) inactive for Sunday's Week 4 game against the Packers.

Allen has pneumonia and has lost 18 pounds this week. This snaps a streak for 113 consecutive games played, a run that dates back to the beginning of the 2007 season. Allen's absence upgrades Aaron Rodgers, as the ex-Viking had four quarterback hits and six quarterback hurries through the first three weeks.
Sep 28 - 11:35 AM

New Bears RE Jared Allen says he never seriously considered retirement, but wanted to play for a winning team.

"(Retirement) was never my intent, but my point was that (I wasn't) going to throw my cleats and pads on for a team that had no chance," Allen said. "It was never, ‘Oh, if I don’t get X amount of dollars, I’m walking away.'" It's why Allen reportedly turned down more money from the Raiders to sign with Chicago. Allen's "four-year, $32 million" deal includes $15.5 million guaranteed over the first two seasons.
Mar 31 - 4:27 PM

Jared Allen will serve as the Bears' right end in 2014.

It's Julius Peppers' old position, and the same spot Allen manned in Minnesota. He will be lining up opposite Lamarr Houston. Allen is not the pass-rushing force he was five years ago, but has notched at least 11 sacks every season since 2007.
Mar 31 - 3:44 PM

Jared Allen reportedly turned down more money from the Raiders before signing with the Bears.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders were offering $9 million per season to join their revamped defensive line. He chose to accept a deal from the Bears that is for four years and $32 million on paper, but just two years and $15.5 million in reality. It's still more than Seattle offered. In the end, 31-year-old Allen chose the best combination of money and chance to win a Super Bowl.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 8:09 AM

Bears agreed to terms with DE Jared Allen on a four-year, $32 contract.

Aging pass rushers are playing a game of musical chairs in the NFC North. The Bears dumped Julius Peppers, who proceeded to sign with the Packers. Now the Bears scoop up Allen from the Vikings as they continue to remake their defensive line. There's wisely only two years and $15.5 million of fully guaranteed money in this deal as Allen turns 32 next week and has shown rapidly declining quickness/stamina. Still, the Bears can now offer a solid rotation with Lamarr Houston, Willie Young and Israel Idonije off the edge. Allen had enough juice to net 11.5 sacks a year ago.
Mar 26 - 8:38 AM

Free agent Jared Allen left his second Seahawks visit without a contract, but expects to decide on his future this weekend.

Allen is believed to be on the verge of a deal with Seattle, but leaving town to mull over his options could result in a few extra bucks thrown his way. The Seahawks are still the heavy favorites for his services.
Mar 20 - 5:30 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports free agent Jared Allen is expected to sign with the Seahawks, "barring unforeseen issues."

Per Werder, Allen could sign as early as Thursday afternoon. The deal comes at the end of Allen's second trip to Seattle. Allen was originally seeking DeMarcus Ware money ($10 million per year), but won't come anywhere close to that in Seattle. Instead, he'll get a shot at a ring. Going on 32, Allen has notched at least 11 sacks every year since 2006.
Mar 20 - 3:20 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports free agent DE Jared Allen is visiting the Seahawks for the second time.

Werder adds Allen could make his decision in the next couple days. Allen was reportedly after $10 million a year, but there is no way Seattle is offering that kind of money. This second visit could indicate Allen has lowered his asking price. Allen recorded 11.5 sacks and 52 tackles for the Vikings in 2013.
Mar 19 - 11:45 PM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, free agent DE Jared Allen wants close to $10 million per season.

Allen continues to badly overestimate his worth on the open market. He'll turn 32 years old next month and has shown rapidly declining quickness as a pass-rusher as well liabilities in the run game. The Cowboys and Seahawks are not going to be interested in paying Allen DeMarcus Ware or Julius Peppers kind of coin. He's failed to gain any leverage with those hollow retirement threats.
Mar 19 - 10:33 AM

A source tells FOX Sports that free agent DE Jared Allen is "unlikely" to sign with the Cowboys following Tuesday's visit.

The Cowboys were just $7.162 million below the salary cap before the Henry Melton deal, so they were probably looking to get Allen on the cheap. If he's going to accept a bargain-basement deal, he'll likely take it from the Seahawks and chase a Super Bowl ring. Expect more visits in the coming days.
Mar 19 - 8:14 AM

Free agent DE Jared Allen is scheduled to visit the Cowboys in the "coming days."

Reporter Sean Jensen believes the meeting will happen on Monday, meaning Allen, Brandon Weeden, and Henry Melton would all be at Valley Ranch on the same day. This would be Allen's second free agent visit after his Sunday meeting with Seattle. Allen would replace DeMarcus Ware at right end in Dallas.
Mar 16 - 10:16 PM

Free agent Jared Allen visited the Seahawks on Sunday.

Allen left is now back at home. The Seahawks are bargain hunters in free agency and likely gave Allen a number they won't budge from. Allen's market has been fairly quiet, and threatening to retire if his financial demands aren't met hasn't seemed to have helped. The Broncos moved on whey they signed DeMarcus Ware, and clubs aren't willing to break the bank on 32-year-old Allen.
Mar 16 - 8:34 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Jared Allen is threatening to retire if no team meets his contract demands.

As Sporting News' Ross Tucker quipped, "When your leverage is a 'won't play' media leak, it's fair to say your market is very disappointing." Per RapSheet, Allen "wants his market value, his fair salary," and "if he does not get it, Jared Allen is very much at peace." It's possible that threatening to retire will further sink Allen's market. Rapoport also reported Allen has a "ton of admiration for Barry Sanders," who retired at age 30. Allen turns 32 in April.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 12 - 1:23 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Jared Allen is in talks with the Bears and Seahawks.

Allen apparently wanted to go to Denver, but the Broncos look to be closing in on a contract with DeMarcus Ware. Allen is not as desirable a commodity as Ware at this stage of their careers, despite the 2013 sack statistics. Seattle tried trading for Allen prior to last year's deadline and has maintained interest. Allen would book end new $35 million man Lamarr Houston in Chicago.
Mar 11 - 10:32 PM

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