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Jared Allen named as NFL Hall of Fame finalist

** FILE ** In this Dec. 31, 2006 file phto, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard (9)...
** FILE ** In this Dec. 31, 2006 file phto, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard (9) is grabbed by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen, right, during the second quarter of a football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly have traded Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen to the Minnesota Vikings. Citing a source, The Kansas City Star reported that Allen went to Minnesota on Tuesday night April 22, 2008 to sign a six-year contract worth just under $74 million with more than $31 million guaranteed. The deal would be one of the largest for a defensive player. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)(WIBW)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 6:59 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One Former Kansas City Chief is a step closer to his enshrinement in Canton, Ohio.

Jared Allen was named as a finalist for the NFL Hall of Fame. This is his first year of eligibility.

The talented defensive end picked up 136 sacks and forced 32 fumbles on his way to a career featuring five pro-bowls and four all-pro nominations.

Allen played in Kansas City from 2004-2007, before playing five years with the Minnesota Vikings and retiring in 2015 after brief stints with the Bears and Panthers.

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