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Armando Allen has been with the Bears since 2011.
Armando Allen has managed to hold his own since arriving in Chicago back in 2011. Ever since his debut on Christmas Day of that year, Allen has found ways to contribute to keep his roster spot. Aside from his offensive abilities, he has also pitched in on special teams.
This year, Allen will have some competition. Undrafted rookie Michael Ford has been stating his own case for getting a roster spot. Ford, just like Allen, is a solid runner with receiving abilities. Ford is also capable of returning kicks and punts. But the differences between these two talents will decide who gets the third slot behind Matt Forte and Michael Bush.
Ford has shown excellent speed during the offseason workouts. At times he looked even faster than Allen. Even though Ford has yet to see contact on an NFL field, the rookie out of LSU showed during his college days that he can also be a power runner, unlike Allen.
Allen will need to step up his game if he is to keep his roster spot.