Bears Release Veteran CB Tim Jennings

     

Adam Schefter reports that the Bears are releasing veteran CB Tim Jennings as they work to get their roster down to 75 players by Tuesday.

  • Mike Garafolo mentions that Jennings could be an option for teams in need of cornerback help such as the Buccaneers and Cowboys.

Jennings is coming off of knee surgery and there’s a new regime in Chicago, so it appears as though they’re willing to give him an early opportunity to catch on with a new team.

Jennings, 31, had three years remaining on his four-year, $22.4 million contract that included $11.815 million guaranteed. He would have made base salaries of $4.4 million (2015), $4.9 million (2016), and $5.3 million (2017) over the remainder of the deal.

According to OverTheCap.com, Jennings carried a cap figure of $5,250,000 for the 2015 season.

Field Yates reports 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 once he signs with another club.

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.

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