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Defensive end Jared Allen, who has played his last six years in a Minnesota Vikings uniform, will now be packing up his services and heading over to the division rival Chicago Bears. There is no way Matt Cassel is pleased with this transaction.

Allen has been downright unstoppable in his established ten year NFL career, falling below ten sacks in a season just twice, and one was his rookie year in Kansas City where he fell one sack shy of the mark with nine. He peaked in 2011, his age 29 season, bullying offensive tackles with his complete repertoire of moves and combined that with his freshly developed veteran awareness/experience. There has been very little falloff since then, tallying 23.5 sacks with 3 forced-fumbles and 69 tackles in the past two years. (more…)