Jared Allen DL CHI 3 Days

Allen made his Bears debut in Thursday's preseason game versus the Jaguars, when he made one tackle for loss.

Allen was excused from the team last weekend to attend to family matters, but returned with enough time to prepare for his first action as a Bear on Thursday. The accomplished defense end didn't play much, but his lone contribution came in the form of a tackle for loss, which should please a Chicago defense that struggled mightily last season.

Jared Allen DL CHI 15 Days

Allen, who hasn't practiced since last Friday, has been excused from the Bears to attend to family matters, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Allen's timetable to return to practice is uncertain at this point, although the Bears are certainly understanding of his situation. Additionally, for a player of Allen's pedigree, the preseason holds little importance. The 32-year-old still has plenty of time to acclimate himself to his new team and will continue to do so once he re-joins Chicago in practice.

Jared Allen DL CHI 5 Months

New Bears RE Jared Allen says he never seriously considered retirement, but wanted to play for a winning team.

"(Retirement) was never my intent, but my point was that (I wasn't) going to throw my cleats and pads on for a team that had no chance," Allen said. "It was never, 'Oh, if I don't get X amount of dollars, I'm walking away.'" It's why Allen reportedly turned down more money from the Raiders to sign with Chicago. Allen's "four-year, $32 million" deal includes $15.5 million guaranteed over the first two seasons.

Jared Allen DL CHI 5 Months

Jared Allen will serve as the Bears' right end in 2014.

It's Julius Peppers' old position, and the same spot Allen manned in Minnesota. He will be lining up opposite Lamarr Houston. Allen is not the pass-rushing force he was five years ago, but has notched at least 11 sacks every season since 2007.

Jared Allen DL CHI 5 Months3 Comments

Jared Allen reportedly turned down more money from the Raiders before signing with the Bears.

Jared Allen DL CHI 5 Months

Bears agreed to terms with DE Jared Allen on a four-year contract.

Jared Allen DL CHI 5 Months

Free agent Jared Allen left his second Seahawks visit without a contract, but expects to decide on his future this weekend.

Allen is believed to be on the verge of a deal with Seattle, but leaving town to mull over his options could result in a few extra bucks thrown his way. The Seahawks are still the heavy favorites for his services.

Jared Allen DL CHI 5 Months

ESPN's Ed Werder reports free agent Jared Allen is expected to sign with the Seahawks, "barring unforeseen issues."

Per Werder, Allen could sign as early as Thursday afternoon. The deal comes at the end of Allen's second trip to Seattle. Allen was originally seeking DeMarcus Ware money ($10 million per year), but won't come anywhere close to that in Seattle. Instead, he'll get a shot at a ring. Going on 32, Allen hasn't notched fewer than 11 sacks since 2006.

Jared Allen DL CHI 5 Months

ESPN's Ed Werder reports free agent DE Jared Allen is visiting the Seahwaks for the second time.

Werder adds Allen could make his decision in the next couple days. Allen was reportedly after $10 million a year, but there is no way Seattle is offering that kind of money. This second visit could indicate Allen has lowered his asking price. Allen recorded 11.5 sacks and 52 tackles for the Vikings in 2013.

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According to ESPN's Ed Werder, free agent DE Jared Allen wants close to $10 million per season.