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Allen (illness) was able to get in a workout Monday, ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson reports.
After seeing his streak of 113 consecutive starts come to an end in Sunday's loss to the Packers, Allen looks to be on the road to recovery following a nasty bout with pneumonia. Allen will still have to regain a considerable amount of weight after the illness severely weakened him, putting his status in limbo for Week 5.
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Allen's illness is actually pneumonia, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.
Allen has lost a considerable amount of weight this week as a result of the illness.
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Allen (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.
Allen was held out of practice all week while he dealt with the flu, and he apparent wasn't able to recuperate quickly enough for the team to feel comfortable using him Sunday. With Allen missing his first game since the 2007 season, Willie Young will step in to make his first start of the season at defensive end. Though Allen gets top billing on the team's defensive line as a perennial Pro Bowler, Young has actually been the Bears' best pass rusher this season, amassing four sacks in the first three games.
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Allen (illness) did not practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Chicago Tribune writer Rich Campbell reports.
It's not clear what he's dealing with, but Allen is evidently fairly sick since he hasn't practiced all week. Hopefully he's feeling fine by Sunday.
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Allen (illness) wouldn't have practiced Wednesday, if the Bears had held drills, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.
Allen has yet to notch his first sack as a Bear but still put together his most disruptive outing in his new clime, recording seven tackles (three solo) in Monday's win against the Jets. Meanwhile, his bout with illness could hold him out of commission as the week goes on, but his availability for Sunday's matchup with the Packers and frequent foe Aaron Rodgers could be confirmed by the final injury report of the week.
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Allen (back) collected a season-high seven tackles and a team-leading three quarterback hits in Monday's win over the Jets.
Allen's first sack of the season remains elusive, but that hasn't prevented the perennial Pro Bowler from causing disruption in the pocket. He routinely faced double teams in Monday's game, which probably earns him some indirect credit for the three sacks and five quarterback hits his teammates racked up on the evening. Unfortunately, that sort of impact can't be properly quantified in IDP formats, making Allen something of a disappointment to date.
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Allen (back) is active Monday versus the Jets at New York.
Allen has yet to tally a sack with his new squad and may find difficulty rushing Geno Smith, who has been sacked just three times through two games this season.
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Allen (back) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Jets, cbslocal.com reports.
Allen has recorded four tackles and a forced fumble in two games out of the gate, but he has yet to record a sack in a Chicago uniform.
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Allen (back) practiced fully Friday.
With his full practice Friday, Allen should tentatively be expected to suit up for Monday's game against the Jets. Although he has four tackles and a forced fumble heading into Week 3, Allen is still looking for his first sack as a Chicago Bear.
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Allen (back) didn't partake in practice Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Allen has so far failed to tally a sack in his first two games as a member of the Bears, but in his final campaign with the Vikings last year, he only notched one through the first three games, before finishing with double-digits (11.5, to be exact) for the seventh season in a row. As for his health, IDP owners should watch his status closely as Monday's game against the Jets in New York approaches, but his previous absence occurred in 2007, so he'll likely tough it out in Week 3.