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In four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Jared Allen has produced 128.5 sacks in 157 career regular season games. Allen has reached double figures in sacks in each of the past seven seasons. USA TODAY Sports

NFL: Allen one of the best free agents still on the market


By Howard Balzer

Sports Xchange

Call it a frenzy, call it madness, call it whatever you want. But the first five days of the NFL league year have certainly been busy.

It started at 4 p.m. ET last Tuesday, and by Sunday 71 unrestricted free agents had changed teams, another 45 had re-signed and 15 of the almost 80 veterans that had been released had found new homes.

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