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Jared Allen: Bears are contenders

Updated: April 1, 2014, 3:28 AM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPN.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- New Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen insisted Monday that while the possibility of retirement is "always in your mind," it never was truly under consideration as he pondered options during free agency despite reports he'd leave the game if teams didn't meet his contract demands.

"It was never like if I don't get X-amount of dollars I'm walking away" Allen said. "That was never the case."

Allen generated interest in free agency from Denver, Dallas ...

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