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Tim Jennings | Defensive Back

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 185
College: Georgia
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Bears LCB Tim Jennings will man the slot in sub-packages this season.
The Bears toyed with the move in the offseason, and made it official during camp. Coming off a strong 2013, Jennings will remain outside opposite Peanut Tillman in the Bears' base defense. First-rounder Kyle Fuller will kick outside when Jennings lines up at nickel. Aug 21 - 2:00 PM

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Bears LCB Tim Jennings is spending time at nickel back in OTAs, and could man the slot in sub-packages this season.

Jennings is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons on the outside. "We’re going to try it out," Jennings said. "Hopefully it will be a full-time thing. It’s a little different for me. I’ve got to get back acclimated to playing nickel and playing two positions on defense." The move was brought about by the Bears' selection of CB Kyle Fuller at No. 14 overall. Signed to a four-year, $22.4 million extension in January, Jennings will remain on the outside in non-nickel situations.
May 27 - 5:17 PM

Bears LCB Tim Jennings' four-year contract is worth $22.4 million and contains $11.815 million guaranteed.

In good shape under the cap, the Bears stuffed the first year with a $6.05 million roster bonus instead of a signing bonus, therefore avoiding any proration and/or "dead money" in future years. Jennings' base salaries will be manageable throughout the life of the contract. The $5.6 million annual average is quite reasonable. This looks like a team-friendly deal assuming Jennings doesn't suddenly fall off a cliff. He turned 30 two weeks ago.
Jan 3 - 1:47 PM

Bears re-signed CB Tim Jennings to a four-year contract.

Jennings was forced to step in as the Bears' top corner as Charles Tillman missed eight games. The 30-year-old handled himself exceptionally, grading out 15th among 109 qualifying corners per Pro Football Focus. With Tillman heading for unrestricted free agency, Jennings may very well be forced into the No. 1 corner job again.
Jan 2 - 11:02 AM

Bears RCB Tim Jennings triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $3.25 million to $4.25 million.

Jennings had a career year in 2012, swatting away 21 passes and racking up a league-best nine interceptions. Jennings graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 9 corner in the NFL, five spots behind teammate Charles Tillman. The 29-year-old is entering the final year of his contract.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 09:38:00 PM

Bears RCB Tim Jennings (shoulder) is active for Week 16 against Arizona.

Jennings is finally back from his right shoulder dislocation. The Bears' Week 16 inactives are QB Josh McCown, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, LB Blake Costanzo, LB Brian Urlacher, DT Henry Melton, OT Jonathan Scott, and DE Cheta Ozougwu.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 03:08:00 PM

Bears RCB Tim Jennings revealed Sunday that his right shoulder is dislocated.

Jennings suffered the injury in Week 13 and was replaced Sunday by Kelvin Hayden. The Bears have "optimism" that Jennings will return by the end of the regular season, and it sounds like he's targeting Week 15 against the Packers. "I don't have my range of motion all the way back," Jennings conceded. "(Playing) will depend on how this week goes with the range of motion and the soreness."
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 06:13:00 PM

Bears declared CB Tim Jennings, MLB Brian Urlacher, WR Earl Bennett, QB Josh McCown, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, OL Chris Spencer, and DT Stephen Paea inactive for Week 14 at Minnesota.

Jennings (shoulder) was NFC defensive player of the month for September, enjoying a Pro Bowl caliber seasons. SLB Nick Roach will move to the middle with Urlacher out. Alshon Jeffery is starting in place of Bennett.
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 11:48:00 AM

Bears CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) has been officially ruled out for Week 14.

There's still no timetable for his return, though the Bears do expect Jennings to play before the end of the season. Kelvin Hayden will replace Jennings at cornerback, and D.J. Moore is expected to handle the nickel duties.
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 09:32:00 AM

According to ESPN Chicago, there is optimism that CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) can return before the end of the season.

Coach Lovie Smith didn't provide a timetable for Jennings, but it certainly has the look of a multi-week injury. His arm is in a sling this week. Veteran Kelvin Hayden is expected to move into the starting lineup with D.J. Moore activated to handle nickel duties. Jennings has been Pro Football Focus' No. 7 cornerback through 12 games.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 06:32:00 PM

Bears CB Tim Jennings had his right arm in a sling on Tuesday.

Jennings needed help getting dressed after last week's game. The Bears could be without two of their key defensive players in Week 14, as Brian Urlacher (hamstring) is also sidelined.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 04:18:00 PM

Bears CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) "needed help getting dressed" after Sunday's overtime loss.

That's not indicative of a serious injury in and of itself, but certainly isn't a good anecdotal sign for Jennings' Week 14 prospects. Coach Lovie Smith should update his status at Monday's presser. With 12 games in the books, Jennings' eight interceptions are three more than anyone else has in the NFL.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 11:39:00 AM

Bears CB Tim Jennings sustained a shoulder injury during overtime of the Week 13 loss to the Seahawks.

Jennings, who leads the league with eight interceptions, went down when trying to tackle Seahawks FB Michael Robinson. Per ESPN Chicago, the injury "isn't believed to be serious." If Jennings misses time, Kelvin Hayden figures to step in opposite Charles Tillman and Zack Bowman would serve as the nickel corner.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 08:50:00 AM

Bears CB Tim Jennings was named NFC defensive player of the month for September.

It was well earned for a cornerback playing at a high level ever since he left Indy for Chicago. Jennings recorded a league-leading four interceptions to go with six pass breakups, including two that led to interceptions for teammates. According to Pro Football Focus, opposing QBs have a 15.9 passer rating on 33 throws in Jennings' direction this season.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 04:35:00 PM

Bears LCB Tim Jennings will retain his starting job entering 2012.

Jennings has been a solid two-year starter in Lovie Smith's zone defense. As the incumbent, he has the edge on newcomer and ex-Colt Kelvin Hayden. Though he was briefly benched late last season, Pro Football Focus did not charge Jennings with a single touchdown pass surrendered in 2011.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 08:53:00 AM

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