Jared Allen rejoined team meetings, and said he needs to regain 12 pounds lost during pneumonia and rebuild strength to play this week.
Allen may need to stay off the field this week while he puts the weight back on and rebuilds his strength. It was reported that he lost 18 pounds in total, so that dramatic of a weight loss is going to take a serious toll on the body. Keep tabs on him this week, but the Bears are likely to make arrangements to play without him.
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