Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht announced Thursday night that they’ve signed former Bears CB Tim Jennings to a one-year contract.
Jennings, 31, was somewhat surprisingly cut loose by the Bears earlier in the week, as they trimmed their roster down to 75 players.
However, it didn’t take long for him to set up a visit with the Buccaneers, who have obvious ties to Jennings with HC Lovie Smith in charge of the team.
Field Yates pointed out that although Jennings’ $4.4M salary for 2015 was fully guaranteed, the contract includes offset language, which means the Bears will free up cap space following this move.
In 2014, Jennings appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and recorded 50 tackles, a fumble recovery and seven pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 25 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.