According to his agent, the Chicago Bears are signing DT Mike Pennel to a one-year contract.
— Sports Agent (@andysimms) June 17, 2021
Pennel, 30, wound up signing with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo back in 2014. He was waived towards the end of 2016 and was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets.
The Jets re-signed Pennel to a three-year contract worth up to $12 million in 2018 but New York declined his team option after one season. He then signed on with the Patriots but was later cut by the team.
Pennel worked out for the Colts, Lions, Packers, and Cardinals before signing with Kansas City. The Chiefs then brought him back on a one-year deal. He was suspended for the first two games of the 2020 season but played the rest of the season for the team.
In 2020, Pennel appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs and recorded 29 total tackles.
We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2021 Free Agents list.