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Allen Reportedly Agrees to Play for Bears

Updated: 03/26/2014 3:30 PM
Created: 03/26/2014 8:36 AM KAALtv.com

(AP) - Free agent pass rusher Jared Allen has agreed to terms with the Bears on a four-year deal to help replace Julius Peppers in Chicago.
    
A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Allen will get $15.5 million guaranteed on a deal that could be worth as much as $32 million. The person requested anonymity because the terms of the deal have not been officially announced.
    
The 31-year-old Allen spent the previous six seasons with the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings. He had 11½ sacks last season and has reached double digits in sacks for seven straight years.
    
He also had talks with the Seahawks and Cowboys.
    
The Bears were in the market for a pass rusher after Peppers left to sign with the Green Bay Packers.  Their defense ranked 30th in the NFL last season.
    
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