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Chicago Bears new defensive end Jared Allen believes the 2014 NFL season will be a huge one for the NFC North team as he predicts big things for him and his new team. 

Allen joined the Bears during the free agency period after getting released from the Minnesota Vikings, with whom he spent six seasons. 

On March 26th, Allen joined the Bears on a four-year deal worth $32 million in a move that saw Chicago directly replace Julius Peppers with a player arguably higher in quality. 

The former Vikings main man spoke to the media Monday, and during the press conference he spoke candidly about his positive feelings about the Bears future. 

"I want to believe in what I'm playing for and who I'm playing for, and that's why I'm here. I believe in the product they're putting on the field," Allen told NFL.com

Some questions remain about whether or not the 31-year-old still has what it takes to be dominant and lead his team to glory after shoulder surgery a year ago. 

But Allen dismissed any talk regarding his quality diminishing and he believes that the way he ended last season signifies he still has what it take, with the powerful defender still managing 11.5 sacks in his final season with the Vikings. 

"Just watch me play this year. I'm a full year off surgery on my shoulder. "My play speaks for itself," Allen added. "The way I finished the year I think spoke loud and clear."

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