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Continued: Rand: Allen not the first Viking to finish on Bears defensive line

  • Article by: MICHAEL RAND , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 27, 2014 - 9:27 AM

On Allen: “We wish Jared the best as he turns to the next chapter of his NFL career. ... Jared will always be a fan favorite, and we hope he stays involved with the Vikings franchise in years to come.” — Vikings GM Rick Spielman, in a statement Wednesday.

The quote, part II

Page: “After 12 years they fired me over the phone. That hurt a little bit. ... Every time I turned on the TV, there was Bud Grant telling people I was through.” — from the SI story.

Allen: “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. Perhaps more importantly I would like to thank the fans and the Minnesota community.” —in a statement Wednesday

Life after the Vikings

Page: Had 11.5 sacks in 10 games with Bears in 1978. Played three more seasons in Chicago, starting all 16 games in each. Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

Allen: Has 128.5 career sacks, good for 12th all-time in the NFL. Could be in the top 3 by the time he retires, making him candidate for Hall of Fame.

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