KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs are in
discussions with several teams about trading defensive end Jared
Allen, who led the NFL in sacks last season.
Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson issued a statement Thursday
confirming the team has discussed Allen with a few teams interested
in acquiring the Chiefs' designated franchise player.
The Chiefs and Allen have been unable to work out a contract for
almost a year.
Allen, a 2008 Pro Bowl starter, had 151/2 sacks last season
despite being suspended the first two games because of multiple DUI
Though the franchise tag allows Allen to talk with other teams,
any club attempting to sign him would have to compensate the Chiefs
with two first-round draft picks.
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