After it looked like jared Allen would be signing with the Seattle Seahawks this offseason, the defensive end has decided to stay in the NFC North and has agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears. According to just about every NFL reporter out there, the Bears and Allen ave agreed on a four-year deal, pending a physical to seal the deal.
#Bears announced the signing of DE Jared Allen to a 4-year contract.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 26, 2014
Bears announced the signing of Allen
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 26, 2014
Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with DE Jared Allen on a four-year contract.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2014
The signing comes after it appeared that Allen had agreed to terms with the Seahawks, a report the both Adam Schefter and Ed Werder from ESPN seemingly got wrong. After that situation, we can’t believe Allen has signed with the Bears until he actually does, but that appears to be exactly what will happen.
Allen will be replacing Julius Peppers on the Bears defensive line and will be paired with offseason signing Lamarr Houston on a defense that just got a whole lot more dangerous thanks to the addition of the sack master.