7:11 AM EDT, Sat July 26, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times 6 hours ago

DE Jared Allen already having positive impact for Bears

BOURBONNAIS — Jared Allen isn’t trying to be a leader. The Bears already have linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman for that. So Allen prefers to sell himself as a new guy just trying to contribute, not as the Pro Bowl defensive end with the extroverted personality. Still, Allen’s impact, only one day into training camp, is palpable. Teammates and coaches already are lauding his voice and locker-room presence. ‘‘Jared’s very...

Jared Allen a catalyst on Day 1

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- While Jared Allen’s physical skill set made him an alluring offseason acquisition for Bears, it’s the intangibles that stood out in Day 1 of training camp, according to Bears coach Marc Trestman. “I thought Jared set the tone defensively with Lamarr [Houston] and the guys up front, Jeremiah [Ratliff] up front, just in the start of practice,” Trestman said. “That was clear through his performance today that he not only started fast and finished strong.
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The 10 Most Important Bears of 2014 - #5 Jared Allen

The 10 Most Important Bears of 2014 - #5 Jared Allen

For the 6th straight year, I'm bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. Kicking off the top five is someone I never imagined would be in a Bears uniform, Jared Allen. When the Chicago Bears announced the Jared Allen signing it caught everyone by surprise. Sure there were rumors about him coming to the Bears, but I think that was more about people getting retweets and page views. There was nothing concrete about Chicago's interest until it all went down. Phil Emery and the Bears stealthily went about their business in wrangling one of...

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