Unbeaten Panthers beef up pass rush, land Jared Allen in trade with Bears

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The Carolina Panthers have acquired veteran defensive end Jared Allen from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 2016 sixth-round draft pick.

The Bears announced the trade on Monday. FOX Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the news earlier Monday.

The trade will become official pending Allen passing a physical, Panthers team spokesman Steven Drummond told The Associated Press.

"We had some depth at the linebacker position," Bears general manager Ryan Pace said in a press release. "... Whether it is acquiring additional picks or signing players, we will continue to be aggressive in finding ways to improve our football team. We appreciate Jared's contributions and wish him the best in Carolina."

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