- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers have announced defensive end Jared Allen has passed his physical, completing the trade with the Chicago Bears.

The Panthers sent a sixth-round pick in 2016 to the Bears on Monday for Allen, who has more sacks (134) than any active NFL player.

Allen gives the Panthers a proven pass rusher in the absence of Charles Johnson, who’ll miss at least one game with a strained hamstring.

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says in a release “when you have a chance to add a quality player to your roster you must take advantage of the opportunity.”

A fourth-round draft choice in 2004, Allen has been named to five Pro Bowls and is a four-time All Pro.

Allen is expected to play Sunday at Tampa Bay.

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