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DL Zach Allen heading to Broncos on 3-year deal

By Jess Root,


The Arizona Cardinals are losing one of their top free agents. Defensive lineman Zach Allen has agreed to a three-year contract with the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

He will be reunited with Broncos defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who was Allen’s DC with the Cardinals all four years of his career.

The deal is reportedly worth $45.75 million and includes $32.5 million guaranteed at signing.

Allen was a third-round pick in 2019 and steadily improved each season with Arizona.

Last season was his best year. In 13 games, he had 47 tackles and set career highs with 5.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback hits and eight passes batted down.

The Cardinals now have lost their two most productive defensive linemen from last season. He and J.J. Watt, who has retired, combined for 18 sacks.

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