Jared Allen retires

Veteran NFL defensive end Jared Allen has retired. “I just want to say thank you for an amazing 12-year career,” Allen said. “This was the part where I was gonna ride off into the sunset. But seeing how there’s no sunset, I'm just gonna ride off." Allen had 136 career sacks. He had 22 sacks in 2011 with the Minnesota Vikings. Allen began his career with the Kansas City Chiefs and ended it with the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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