|Chiefs place franchise tag on NFL sack leader Jared Allen|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 19 February 2008 08:02|
The Chiefs and Allen have been unable to work out a contract for almost a year. The Chiefs said Tuesday they had franchised Allen, who had 15 1/2 sacks last season. He was suspended the first two games because of multiple DUI convictions.
Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Allen will make almost $9 million next season, the average of the five highest-paid defensive ends in the NFL. If another club signs Allen, it would have to compensate the Chiefs with two first-round draft picks.
Kansas City also would have the right to match the contract.
Allen has said he would like to remain in Kansas City.
The Chiefs went 4-12 last season.