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Stock Watch: Jared Allen picking up steam

RISING 1. Jared Allen: The Minnesota Vikings pulled the best out of Allen. The veteran defensive end played his most impactful game of the season versus his old team, abusing Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil the entire afternoon. Allen finished with five tackles, one sack and three quarterback hits in the Chicago Bears’ 21-13 victory. It’s been a frustrating year for Allen. He has sacked the quarterback only 2 1/2 times after having no fewer than 11 sacks in each of his last six years in Minnesota.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 16, 2014

Ex-Viking Jared Allen has last laugh in first game against former team

CHICAGO -- The Bears defense did a good job of shutting down Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings offense Sunday. And in the middle of that defensive effort was Jared Allen, who had five tackles, a sack and three quarterback hurries.
Arrowhead Pride Nov 15, 2014

Allen Bailey, Chiefs agree to 4-year extension

Chiefs DE Allen Bailey is staying in Kansas City for a while. Allen Bailey will be a Kansas City Chief for a few more years. The Chiefs confirmed that they have signed Bailey to a contract extension. Pro Football Talks reports it as a four-year contract worth $25 million. Go to PFT to read the details of the contract, which includes a $10 million signing bonus. "We are happy that we were able to reach an agreement to keep Allen in Kansas City," Chiefs GM John Dorsey said in a statement. "He has developed into a good football player and a key member of our defense." Bailey was set to be...

SidCast: Healthy Vikings set to face tough test at Soldier Field

Former Viking Jared Allen and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 13, 2014
Chicago Bears: 2014 debacle reminds Jared Allen of Vikings' 2010 collapse

Chicago Bears: 2014 debacle reminds Jared Allen of Vikings' 2010 collapse

Jared Allen knew the dysfunction had become irreversible, the drama too great to steer clear of.

Everson Griffen addresses pressure to replace Jared Allen

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was tasked with the role of filling defensive end Jared Allen’s shoes when the team re-signed him to a five year deal worth up to $42.5 million and allowed Allen to walk during the offseason. So far, he’s lived up to the deal through nine games. Griffen is tied for fifth in the NFL with nine sacks, while Allen has just 1.5 sacks this season with the Bears. The two teams will meet on Sunday at Soldier Field, and Griffen admitted there was pressure to replace the future Hall of Fame defensive end this season. “Of course you feel pressure,” Griffen...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 11, 2014

Former Viking Jared Allen on Chicago Bears' struggles: 'We're still not out of this'

For a seventh straight year, the Vikings figure to have a right defensive end with double figures in sacks. Only this time his name isn't Jared Allen.

Jared Allen offers up tips for stopping Aaron Rodgers

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- With a clash against the Green Bay Packers on deck, Chicago Bears veteran defensive end Jared Allen finds himself offering up numerous tips in the team's meeting rooms for how to stop quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Outside of Lance Briggs (21 games played against Green Bay), Allen's 13 starts against the Packers is the most among his teammates. In those games, Allen racked up 16 sacks, 47 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a recovery.
Daily Norseman Oct 30, 2014

Everson Griffen Wins NFC Defensive Player Of The Month Award For October

The defensive end has been coming on strong, and capped a great month with his first monthly award Starting DE Everson Griffen, who was the only player to record at least one sack in each of his team's games this month, was named the NFC Defensive Player Of The Month a short while ago, the team announced. It's a major award, and indescribably beautiful. Not sure if it looks like the leg lamp, though. I hope it does, because that would be some sweet, glowing sex to display on the mantel, AMIRITE? Griffen, who took over the starting right defensive end job from Jared Allen, lead all...

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