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Jared Allen, Jon Bostic sent packing as Bears rebuild intensifies
By SP_COP on September 29, 2015 | From www.chicagotribune.com
Jared Allen, Jon Bostic sent packing as Bears rebuild intensifies If there were any lingering doubts that the Bears are in the midst of a massive roster rebuild, those should now be entirely disintegrated. A day after falling to 0-3 with a lopsided loss in Seattle, the organization returned its focus to a distant future, making a pair of trades to secure 2016 draft picks.

Jared Allen, a Bears starter for 17 games since the start of 2014, is headed for Carolina. Jon Bostic, once a promising second-round pick and now an injured and inconsistent reserve linebacker, will be off to New England.

Both players must pass physicals, but when they do, the Bears will receive two sixth-round picks in return, sources confirmed.

Just like that, a pair of players once considered possible impact playmakers has been discarded, with the Bears receiving a minuscule return on their initial investments yet feeling satisfied they were able to get something back at all.

The decision to move Allen registers as significant but hardly stunning. At its roots, it became an amicable separation between a 33-year-old pass rusher in the home stretch of his career and an organization in the early stages of rebuilding.

In the simplest terms, Allen wasn't going to be around past this season in an uncomfortable new role at outside linebacker that's arguably the deepest position on the roster.

The Bears jumped at a chance to remedy all of that.

Winless through September, the team's realistic potential for this season has become more evident by the week. And Allen, who recorded seven tackles and an interception with no sacks in the first three games, had not evolved into a difference maker at outside linebacker, no matter how much dedication he offered....
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