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69 Jared Allen DE

Chicago Bears

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58%42%
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GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
15555.5002

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OLB spot can give Bears' Jared Allen a career rebirth
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Bears defensive end Jared Allen is learning a new position at age 33.

With the Bears switching to a 3-4 defense, Allen will spend much of his time at outside linebacker. 

"He did well in the minicamp we had here, and I think he was excited about it," defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said, per ESPN. "Like I told him, I think he can have a rebirth to his career here playing a little bit of a new position. But in the NFL today, you play more nickel than you actually play base. For some teams they play nickel 65 to 75 percent of the time. He’ll be playing his normal position then. So it’s not as drastic of a change as you might think."

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Bears defensive end Jared Allen played through herniated disc in 2014
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Bears defensive end Jared Allen still thinks he can get the job done next season. Allen claims he was slowed last season while dealing with a nagging back issue, which was diagnosed as a herniated disc, reports the Chicago Tribune.

"I just don't know how to miss games," Allen says. "It killed me that I had to miss one."

Allen totaled 55 tackles with 5 1/2 sacks in 15 games last season.

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Jared Allen tells Bears 'I'm still good, really'
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Bears defensive end Jared Allen met with coach John Fox and GM Ryan Pace at last week's NFL Owners' Meetings to tell them he's not on the decline. 

"I was less anxious and so much more eager to talk to them," Allen said, per NFL.com. "Just to say, 'Hey guys. I know the film from last year only shows 5.5 sacks. But don't believe that's all I have left. I'm good still. Really."

Allen also said he was willing to play a stand-up pass rushing spot instead of the hand-in-the-dirt stance he's used most of his career. "It requires you to refocus and rekindle your energy," he said. "You can't get stuck in your same old patterns."

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Bears' Allen excited about the arrival of John Fox, Vic Fangio
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Even though the Bears are moving from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defensive scheme, defensive end Jared Allen is excited about the new outlook coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio are bringing to the Windy City.

"You look at what coach Fox has done over the history of his career," Allen said, per ESPN. "I think we'll be very disciplined. We'll be very cohesive. With Fangio coming in, you've got a big 3-4 background. Fox ran a 4-3 his whole life. So I think we're very versatile in how we can use our players. I'm excited to see what the plan going forward is." 

Allen has been reluctant in the past to move from a defensive end in a 4-3 front to outside linebacker in a 3-4. In 2012, when he was with the Vikings, he was quoted as saying, "I want to end my career as a defensive end. And I'm not playing a 2-gap, let me just throw that out the window now."

It seems as though the 33-year-old Allen no longer feels that way.

"One thing we do is we work. I'll be honest, I don't think we had a bad practice all year," Allen said. "Now it didn't always equate to wins and victories. We came up short. I think he's going to inherit guys that are eager, that want to win. That's one thing that was very prevalent in our locker room: guys wanting to win. I think coach Fox is going to give us that direction and give us that attitude, that sense of focus, purpose and discipline to get to where we want need to get." 

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Packers' Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP at NFL Honors
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the 2015 NFL MVP at the NFL Honors awards show, held Saturday at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Ariz.

Rodgers played all 16 regular-season games in 2014 for just the second time in the last five seasons, completing 65.6 percent of his passes while racking up 4,381 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns and five interceptions. He also added two more touchdowns on the ground while gaining 269 rushing yards on 43 carries.

Several other awards were handed out at the ceremony Saturday, as follows.

AP Offensive Player of the Year: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys

AP Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt, Texans

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Odell Beckham, Giants

AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Donald, Rams

AP Comeback Player of the Year: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots

AP Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians, Cardinals

AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Cardinals

Walter Payton Man of Year: Thomas Davis, Panthers

Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

Salute to Service Award: Jared Allen, Bears

NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers

FedEx Air Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, Packers

FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers

Deacon Jones Award: Justin Houston, Chiefs

Greatness on the Road Award: Tony Romo, Cowboys

Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year: Odell Beckham one-handed catch

Don Shula High School Coach of the Year: Bruce Larson, Somerset (Wisconsin) High School

In addition, eight finalists were voted into the Hall of Fame: running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingelhoff and executives Bill Polian and Ron Wolf.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2004Kansas City Chiefs153129.029000.0000
2005Kansas City Chiefs165548.0711000.0005
2006Kansas City Chiefs167765.0127.5133.03011
2007Kansas City Chiefs146455.0915.5000.00010
2008Minnesota Vikings165441.01314.5000.0003
2009Minnesota Vikings165143.0814.51-4-4.0-404
2010Minnesota Vikings166045.0151124020.03616
2011Minnesota Vikings166648.0182211414.01403
2012Minnesota Vikings164535.01012000.0003
2013Minnesota Vikings165233.01911.5000.0006
2014Chicago Bears155637.0195.5000.0004
TOTAL172611479.013213455310.636155
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2004Kansas City Chiefs151000---00000
2005Kansas City Chiefs161500---00000
2006Kansas City Chiefs161600---00000
2007Kansas City Chiefs1414231.522002
2008Minnesota Vikings161600---00000
2009Minnesota Vikings161600---00000
2010Minnesota Vikings161600---00000
2011Minnesota Vikings161600---00000
2012Minnesota Vikings161600---00000
2013Minnesota Vikings161600---00000
2014Chicago Bears151500---00000
TOTAL172166231.522002
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2004Kansas City Chiefs1500000000
2005Kansas City Chiefs1600702020
2006Kansas City Chiefs16113062460
2007Kansas City Chiefs1400300000
2008Minnesota Vikings1600300000
2009Minnesota Vikings16005035431
2010Minnesota Vikings1600101010
2011Minnesota Vikings1600404640
2012Minnesota Vikings1600101010
2013Minnesota Vikings1600200000
2014Chicago Bears1500202020
TOTAL172113101984191
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/270
Birthdate:
4/3/1982
Age:
33
Hometown:
Dallas, TX, USA
School:
Idaho State
NFL Experience:
12
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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