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Panthers-Broncos Super Bowl 50: Jared Allen among former Chiefs represented

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The Kansas City Chiefs were two games removed from Super Bowl 50 but they will have a few connections to the Panthers-Broncos Super Bowl game coming in two weeks. The most notable one for KC is Jared Allen, who is with the Panthers. He didn't play in their NFC Championship win over the Arizona Cardinals because he was injured but Allen has been with the Panthers since the Bears traded him there midseason. That was back when folks thought the Bears were in the midst of a fire sale. As it turns out, it worked out pretty well for Allen, who will be playing in his first Super Bowl.

Also on the Panthers is safety Kurt Coleman. Remember him? He was the first in what is now a longer line of safeties who signed short-term deals in KC and played well. Coleman was with the Chiefs in 2014 and went to the Panthers the next season where he signed a two-year deal. Coleman had a great season for Carolina, including an interception in the NFC Championship game. The next Kurt Coleman in KC is either Husain Abdullah or Tyvon Branch, who are both scheduled to be free agents in March.

Panthers DT Kyle Love: Came to KC late in the 2013 season and then came back again during the offseason. Didn't make much of an impact.

Broncos OT Ryan Harris: He was the Chiefs starting right tackle last year. And now he's in the Super Bowl, which is kind of odd to think about.

Broncos RB Cyrus Gray: He signed a reserve / futures deal with the Broncos so he won't be on the active roster for the Super Bowl but he will be on the team this offseason.

Broncos DT Vance Walker: He signed a three-year deal with the Chiefs in 2014 but hardly played and was cut after one year.