• Jared Allen holds no ill will against Vikings, thinks Bears close to title

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Apr 1, 2014
    Jared Allen said he doesn't hold any hard feelings against the Vikings and thinks the Bears are closer to a Super Bowl than people think during his introductory press conference on Monday. It’s been a few days since Jared Allen signed with the Bears, choosing Chicago instead of offers from the Seahawks and a few other teams. During what turned out to be a long free-agency process for Allen, there were reports he was set to sign with the Seahawks. The prospect of landing Jared Allen and his 128.5 career regular-season sacks forced the Bears to treat the pursuit of the free-agent defensive end like a covert operation. And if he carries the same attitude in the locker room a pretty good bet the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end could have a bigger impact on the Bears’ defense, and the entire team, than was even suspected when Allen signed a four-year, $32 million contract last week. "But my point of this was I wasn't just going to throw my cleats on and my pads on for a team that had no chance [or] are rebuilding in a point in your career where you're laying it on there.
    • Jared Allen’s prowess, personality give Bears a huge boost

      Jared Allen won the news conference — normally a hollow victory at Halas Hall, but not this time. ‘‘Just watch me play this year,’’ Allen said Monday when asked how much he has left in the tank. ‘‘I mean, I’m in great shape. I’m a full year off of surge…
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Jared Allen talks about decision to sign with Bears

      It's been a few days since Jared Allen signed with the Bears, choosing Chicago instead of offers from the Seahawks and a few other teams.
    • Jared Allen wasn’t going to retire, just wasn’t going to cash checks

      New Bears defensive end Jared Allen downplayed the notion that he might retire if he hadn’t gotten the right deal. He just wasn’t going to play for a bad team. “It was never my intent but my point was that if I was going to throw my cleats and pads on f…
  • Bears covert in pursuit of Jared Allen

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The prospect of landing Jared Allen and his 128.5 career regular-season sacks forced the Bears to treat the pursuit of the free-agent defensive end like a covert operation. The Bears, like most NFL teams, try to limit the amount of …
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Bears' Allen: Retirement not a factor in deal

    New Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen insisted Monday that while the possibility of retirement is "always in your mind," it never was truly under consideration as he pondered options during free agency despite reports he'd leave the game…
    Source: ESPN.com

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