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Marcus Allen Signs Three-Year Contract With Chiefs

April 24, 1996

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Marcus Allen, the Kansas City Chiefs’ most productive offensive player for three seasons, signed a three-year contract Wednesday.

Allen, 36, originally signed with the Chiefs in June 1993 after 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders.

Terms of the new contract were not disclosed. The Chiefs had announced Sunday that they had reached agreement with Allen.

The eighth-ranked rusher in NFL history, Allen had indicated after the Chiefs’ loss to Indianapolis in the first round of last season’s playoffs that he might retire.

``When we first signed Marcus as an unrestricted free agent in the spring of 1993, it was for three years and we agreed at that time to take one year at a time,″ Chiefs president and general manager Carl Peterson said in a news release Wednesday.

``He gave us three magnificent years; thus the obvious is that with this new three-year contract, we will take one year at a time. The value that this future Hall of Famer brings to our organization not only on, but off, the field, in the locker room, and in the Kansas City community cannot equate to dollars.″

Allen led the Chiefs with 890 rushing yards last year, his 14th season in the NFL, as the Chiefs led the league in rushing. He also became the first player in NFL history to ring up more than 10,000 yards rushing and 5,000 receiving.

In three seasons with Kansas City, Allen has twice been named the team MVP. He has carried 602 times for 2,363 yards, eighth in team history, with 24 touchdowns, while catching 103 passes for 797 yards and three scores.

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