Bears News: Jared Allen Out Against Packers With Unspecified Illness

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Updated 1:04 PM EST 9/28/2014

NBC's Pro Football talk reports that Allen came down with pneumonia.

Per Mike Florio's post on Sunday, "according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Allen is suffering from pneumonia.  He has lost 18 pounds, dropping from 255 to 237."

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Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen is inactive for Sunday's rivalry game against the Green Bay Packers.

Per an AP report, an unspecified illness will keep Allen out of action, ending his streak of consecutive starts at 113.

Allen did not practice all week and was listed as both questionable and a game-time decision heading into Sunday's action. This marks the first game that he will miss since 2007 with the Minnesota Vikings.

On a positive note, Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall will play despite being listed as questionable for most of the week with a sprained right ankle.

On the opposite side, the Green Bay Packers will be without starting middle linebacker Brad Jones due to a hamstring injury. Linebacker Clay Matthews (groin) is active after being listed as probable heading into the weekend.

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