Jared Allen signs 4-year deal with the Chicago Bears

Jared Allen signs 4-year deal with the Chicago Bears

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Jared Allen will remain in the NFC North Division for the 2014 NFL season, but he will no longer be a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

The 31-year-old four-time All-Pro pass rusher signed a 4-year $32 million contract with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday morning.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the contract includes $15.5 million in fully guaranteed money.

The Bears were in desperate need of a pass rusher after losing former standout Julius Peppers to the Green Bay Packers this offseason.

In Allen, the Bears receive the NFL’s 12th-greatest sack artist of all-time, as Jared currently has 128.5 career sacks to his credit.

Allen’s production numbers dropped during his 2013 season with the Vikings, but he is still an above-average pass rusher, which is hard to find in the NFL.

Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your NFL Free Agency updates as they become available.

Green Bay Packers ink Julius Peppers to a 3-year deal

Green Bay Packers ink Julius Peppers to a 3-year deal

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Days after being cut by Chicago, Julius Peppers has found a new home with the Bear’s NFC North rival the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers signed the defensive end to a 3-year deal worth a reported $30 million according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

It was in 2010 that Peppers signed his record-setting six-year deal with Chicago for the sum of $84 million. The Bears tried to shop Peppers around with a trade, but found no suitable offers (likely due to his enormous contract).

Peppers is known as being a ‘freak athlete,’ his physical abilities are among the very best of any player in the league, and that doesn’t only include the ‘big men.’

The pass rushers numbers have decreased in recent years, but Packers General Manager Ted Thompson believes that the 34-year-old still has a few good seasons left in the tank.

The move marks the first time that Peppers will play in a 3-4 defense in his career, as he previously played in a 4-3 scheme in both Carolina and Chicago.

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Sam Shields signs 4-year deal with Green Bay

Sam Shields signs 4-year deal with Green Bay

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Show me the money!!!

Cornerback Sam Shields will remain in Green Bay, this after he signed a 4-year deal worth $39 million with the Packers organization.

‘ProFootballTalk’ was the first to report the new contract, and the news was later confirmed by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Sam played in 14 games for the Packers last season, finishing the season with 4 interceptions and 51 tackles.

In his 4 years in the league (all with Green Bay), Shields has played a total of 53 games and has 13 interceptions to his credit.

The signing means that Green Bay will have a deep secondary in 2014, and we could now see 2013 fifth-round draft pick Micah Hyde moved to the safety position in the Pack’s defensive scheme.

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NFL Wildcard Weekend Results | NFL News

NFL Wildcard Weekend Results | NFL News

By: Chris Taylor

Saturday January 4th:

Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) 44 @ Indianapolis Colts (11-5) 45

New Orleans Saints (11-5) 26 @ Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) 24

Sunday January 5th:

San Diego Chargers (9-7) 27 @ Cincinatti Bengals (11-5) 10

San Francisco 49ers (12-4) 23 @ Green Bay Packers (8-7-1) 20

Catch all of this year’s NFL Playoffs live at Kalapaki Joe’s!