|National Football League|
|Aug. 8 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET22:53 GMT6:53 AM 北京时间3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST5:53 PM CT2:53 UAE (+1)18:53 ET21:53 - The Chicago Bears held star defensive end Jared Allen out of Friday's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Analysis: Allen, a five-time Pro Bowler, missed practices this week with his wife giving birth to a girl.
|Mar. 26 5:00 AM PT6:00 AM MT7:00 AM CT8:00 AM ET12:00 GMT8:00 PM 北京时间5:00 AM MST7:00 AM EST6:00 AM CT16:00 UAE8:00 ET11:00 - Allen agreed to a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.
Analysis: The four-time All-Pro spent the last six seasons with Minnesota after four years with Kansas City. He leads the league with 128 1/2 sacks since entering the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick in 2004. Chicago's defense was one of the NFL's worst in 2013, ranking 30th overall and 32nd and last against the run. Allen also has been a solid run defender during his career.
|Mar. 8 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET5:06 GMT1:06 PM 北京时间10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST11:06 PM CT9:06 UAE0:06 ET4:06 - The agent for defensive end Jared Allen says his client is looking forward to free agency, but he is not interested in a role as a situational pass rusher.
Analysis: Ken Harris tells The Associated Press that Allen has put together a list of priorities as the negotiating period is set to open Saturday. They include ability to contend for a championship in the next three to four years, a coaching staff that he meshes well with, and "a fair" contract. Harris declined to put a specific dollar figure on what Allen wants to make. Allen has spent the last six years with the Minnesota Vikings. He had 11 1/2 sacks last season and leads all defensive ends in sacks since he entered the league in 2004. Allen made $17 million in 2013.