KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs and defensive end
Jared Allen have been unable to workout a contract, so the club has
put a franchise tag on the 2007 NFL sacks leader.
The two sides had been negotiating for almost a year.
Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Allen will
make almost 9 million dollars next season. That's the average of
the five highest-paid defensive ends in the NFL. If another club
signs Allen, it would have to compensate the Chiefs with two
first-round draft picks.
Kansas City would have the right to match the contract.
Allen had 15 and a-half sacks last season despite being
suspended for the first two games because of multiple DUI
The Chiefs finished 4-and-12.
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