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Former Chiefs DE Jared Allen Announces Retirement Via Twitter

Allen played in the league from 2004 to 2015


Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen continued the offseason trend of creative retirement announcements on Thursday when he posted a humorous video to his personal Twitter account:

The Chiefs drafted Allen, a five-time Pro Bowler and four-time first-team All-Pro, in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He served as a member of the Chiefs until the 2008 offseason, when he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings for three draft picks.

Allen stayed with the Vikings until 2013, when he signed with the Chicago Bears. The Bears traded Allen to the Carolina Panthers during the 2015 season, during which he finished his career as an NFC Champion.

Allen, a fan favorite during his time in Kansas City, compiled 227 tackles (197 solo), 43 sacks, 25 passes defensed and 1 interception in four seasons with the Chiefs.

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