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Monsters are fearsome again

Former Bears irritant Allen latest impact addition to a defense regaining its bite

Updated: March 26, 2014, 12:36 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- In the span of a season, Chicago Bears safeties Major Wright and Chris Conte went from promising young duo to clueless busts.

In the same season, the Bears defense went from reliable run-stopping takeaway bandits to an injury-riddled mess, the worst rushing defense in the league, which managed a paltry 30 sacks, tied for the fifth-lowest total in the NFL.

Welcome to Chicago, Jared Allen.

Like Dennis Rodman nearly 20 years ago, a colorful, dangerous rival is coming ...

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