Former Viking Jared Allen Signs With Rival Bears Wednesday
Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen signed a four year deal with the Chicago Bears Wednesday.
LM: #Bears bolster defense by agreeing to terms on 4-year deal with DE Jared Allen, one of NFL's most prolific pass rushers.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 26, 2014
Allen played for the Vikings from 2008-13 after starting his career in Kansas City where he played from 2004-07. The 6’6″ pass rusher has 128.5 sacks in his 10 NFL seasons.
Head coach Marc Trestman told the Bears official website:
“We’re really excited about adding Jared to our football team,” said coach Marc Trestman. “We know what his abilities bring to the table. Jared is certainly a very experienced player in the league. We believe he’s going to come in hungry and excited to be part of our football team, and we believe he’ll fit right in with the other new players that we’ve added and the guys that are already on the defensive side of the ball. I know that our defensive coaches are excited as well.”