Jared Allen
Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) runs out of the grasp of Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen (69) for a 13-yard touchdown run during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Reuters/Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers acquired veteran pass-rusher Jared Allen from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a future sixth round pick.

The 33-year-old Allen didn’t fit the Bears’ defensive scheme while the Panthers were looking for a pass rusher, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, who was one of the first to report the deal on Twitter. Adam Schefter of ESPN confirmed the deal saying that the veteran LB is on his way to Carolina to take a physical.

According to the ESPN report, the Bears will still pay majority of Allen’s salary of about $11 million while the Panthers will pay the veteran just over $800,000.

Allen was a fourth round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs where he played from 2004 to 2007. He played for the Minnesota Vikings from 2008 to 2013 before joining the Bears in 2014. He played in 15 games in Chicago last season when he was credited 37 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. This season, Allen played in 3 games, recording 5 tackles but no sacks.

The 6-foot-6 Allen is a five-time NFL Pro Bowler making the team in from 2007 to 2009, 2011 and 2012. He was the league’s sacks leader in 2007 and 2011.