Bears DE Jared Allen back at practice after bout with pneumonia

Tuesday September 30th, 2014

Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen worked out at the team's facility on Monday after missing Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers due to pneumonia.

Allen lost 18 pounds while battling the illness, according to a report from Jay Glazer of FoxSports. Coach Mark Trestman would not confirm whether that number is accurate.

From CSNChicago:

Allen, 6-6 and trim normally, was working out at Bears headquarters. What he can do starting Wednesday when the Bears begin practicing for the Carolina Panthers is “going to be day to day and we’ll see where he is on Wednesday,” Trestman said. “It was good to see him in the building, good to see him in all the meetings, he got some work in the weight room. That’s encouraging.”

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Allen, who signed a four-year deal with the Bears in March, had not missed a game since the 2007 season. The 32-year-old has recorded seven tackles over three games this season and registered 11.5 sacks and 33 tackles in 2013 with the Vikings.

In Allen's absence, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns and was sacked only once in a 38-17 win. Chicago, which is now 2-2 on the season with wins over San Francisco and New York and losses to Buffalo and Green Bay, plays at Carolina on Sunday.

- Chris Johnson

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