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Jared Allen Signs with Chicago Bears

The free agent defensive end had visited the Cowboys last week

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Defensive end Jared Allen, who visited the Dallas Cowboys last week, is officially off the market.

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that they’ve signed the former Chief and Viking to a four-year deal. Prior to this, the Seahawks seemed to be the frontrunner for Allen’s services but, in a text message to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Allen said “the Bears came in last minute and everything worked out.

Allen, who comes to the Bears after six seasons with the Vikings, thanked his fans, coaches and former teammates in a statement.

"I'd like to take a moment to thank my former teammates, coaches and the staff at the Minnesota Vikings for all of their inspiring work and dedication,” Allen said. "Perhaps more importantly I would like to thank the fans and the Minnesota community. I can only hope that I have left with you all, with even a fraction of the positive support and impact you have had on my life, my foundation and my family. I am very excited about this next chapter in my career with the Chicago Bears and can't wait to see what the future holds for us. God bless."

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