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Julian Edelman salutes Jared Allen's career ... and mullet

From the keeping-it-light department, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman took to Twitter on Friday and complimented retiring defensive end Jared Allen on his fine career. Edelman also took note of Allen's past hairdo.

That, of course, sparked some playful banter on mullets. Jaromir Jagr, Patrick Swayze and Rod Stewart were part of the discussion.

Allen announced this week that he is stepping away from the game after 12 seasons with the Chiefs, Vikings, Bears and Panthers.