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Vikings' Allen nears a tough-guy milestone

Jared Allen (Michael Steele/Getty)

Jared Allen has played through a lot of injuries in his days in the NFL and it shows with him nearing a milestone he wasn't unaware of.

The NFL game has changed a lot over the last couple of decades. There is more speed and finesse that has come to the game, but, at its heart, it is still played by tough guys. You can't be soft and be an NFL player – at least not for long. If there is a modern-era player that would have fit in perfectly with the old-school mentality of playing every game and being there for your team in...

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