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Jared Allen | Defensive Lineman

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255
College: Idaho State
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Jared Allen (pinched nerve) practiced fully on Thursday.
Coach Ron Rivera expects Allen to play Sunday against Philadelphia but isn't sure if he'll start. He missed last week's game with a pinched nerve. Allen and Ryan Delaire have been rotating at right end. Oct 22 - 2:46 PM

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Panthers declared DE Jared Allen, TE Richie Brockel, MLB A.J. Klein, FS Dean Marlowe, WR Kevin Norwood, RB Brandon Wegher and OT Daryl Williams inactive for Week 6 against the Seahawks.

Marlowe, Wegher and Norwood were all healthy scratches. Jerricho Cotchery (ankle) and Luke Kuechly (concussion) are both active for the undefeated Panthers.
Oct 18 - 2:55 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said DE Jared Allen (pinched nerve) will likely be inactive for Week 6 against the Seahawks.

Allen suffered a pinched nerve against Tampa Bay in Week 4 and is still trying to get the feeling back in his foot. Barring a miraculous recovery in the next 24 hours, Allen will not be making the trip to Seattle.
Oct 15 - 1:41 PM

Panthers DE Jared Allen (pinched nerve) says he's "just trying to get feeling back in my foot."

Allen missed Tuesday's practice, but maintains he'll be "ready to rock" for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Allen played 35-of-79 snaps in his Panthers debut in Week 4. He'll be a situational pass rusher if he's active in Seattle.
Oct 13 - 2:30 PM

Panthers DE Jared Allen (back) wasn't seen at practice on Tuesday.

Allen pinched a nerve in his lower back against Tampa Bay in Week 4. It's a little concerning he's still not practicing after the bye week. Allen has been splitting time at right end with Ryan Delaire.
Oct 13 - 12:40 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he expects DE Jared Allen to contribute quickly.

Rivera said defensive linemen adapt quickly to new defenses because "for the most part defensive linemen just go in one direction, and that's upfield." The Panthers have already moved Kony Ealy to the left side to accommodate Allen, and it would not be surprising if Allen saw snaps this week against the Bucs. The Panthers are desperate for pass-rushing help with Charles Johnson (hamstring) sidelined indefinitely.
Source: ESPN
Sep 29 - 12:01 PM

Panthers acquired DE Jared Allen from the Bears in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

Allen's 134 career sacks lead all active players, but he's seen his play go off a cliff the past two seasons. The 33-year-old will rotate in as a situational pass rusher for a defense that has seven sacks through its first three games. Although Allen is in decline, going from stand-up linebacker to his more traditional role as a defensive end should goose his effectiveness.
Sep 28 - 4:34 PM

Bears OLB Jared Allen will be fighting for snaps at training camp.

Allen will be playing outside linebacker for the first time in his career at age 33. He's also coming off an unproductive season and has talented pass rushers in front of him (Pernell McPhee, Lamarr Houston, Sam Acho). Allen, an every-down 4-3 end for the majority of his career, will likely be a sub-package player in Vic Fangio's 3-4.
Jun 23 - 10:41 AM

Bears DC Vic Fangio is confident Jared Allen's move from 4-3 end to 3-4 outside linebacker can "revitalize" the 33-year-old's career.

Fangio says Allen "did well" at OLB in Chicago's pre-draft minicamp. "I think he can have a rebirth to his career here playing a little bit of a new position." Fangio also explained Allen's position won't be all that different because the Bears will mostly lean on sub-packages, where Allen will continue to rush the passer with his hand in the dirt. With Lamarr Houston (ACL) and Willie Young (Achilles') coming off major injuries, Allen is the favorite to start opposite Pernell McPhee.
May 9 - 7:40 PM

Bears DE/OLB Jared Allen says he was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back following the season.

Allen also attributes his diminished 2014 production to an early-season bout with pneumonia that cost him 15 pounds, and affected his play for two months. Allen has resumed training vigorously, as he does every offseason. Now 33 years old, it's entirely unclear what's left in Allen's tank. A 4-3 end for his entire career, Allen will soon begin learning 3-4 outside linebacker at Bears OTAs.
Mar 29 - 4:00 PM

Jared Allen is expected to be a sub-package player for the Bears.

After being an every-down player throughout his entire career as a base 4-3 right end, Allen will be playing in a 3-4 defense this season. It's something he's been strongly opposed to in the past, but the Bears aren't going to cut him after paying Allen an $11.5 million roster bonus. Allen is too small to play 3-4 end, and Pernell McPhee and Lamarr Houston are the starting edge rushers.
Mar 27 - 9:30 AM

Bears RE Jared Allen has a $12.5 million cap number for 2015.

It's fully guaranteed, too, so the Bears would take on a $12.5 million dead money hit if they were to release Allen. The Bears are expected to switch to a 3-4 defense under new DC Vic Fangio. Allen expressed some concern about the change, but believes he'll be a pure edge rusher at outside linebacker. He did admit that, if he had his choice, Allen would prefer to be a 4-3 right end.
Jan 30 - 9:09 AM

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.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:10:00 AM

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.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:35:00 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.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 04:27:00 PM

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