Pass-rusher Jared Allen has agreed to sign with the Seattle Seahawks and is in the process of finalizing a contract with the Super Bowl champions, according to league sources.
Turns out maybe that report was a bit premature as it was announced Allen will be signing with the Chicago Bears. Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune has the story for you.
The Bears’ push to revive their defense got a major boost Wednesday when the team announced it has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. … Allen will receive $32 million over four years, with $15.5 million guaranteed. That makes him the Bears’ highest average-per-year earner on defense.
The tragedy of all of this Allen will not be returning to Kansas City this fall as an opponent. While Seattle is scheduled to visit Kansas City sometime this season, the Chiefs do not play the Bears. While Allen did sign a four-year deal, whether or not Allen will still be on the team when KC finally does cycle back to the NFC North is unknown.
It’s a shame, but at least the Seattle game just got a little bit easier.