Report: Bears CB Tim Jennings undergoes knee surgery

Friday February 13th, 2015

Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright reports.

Jennings, 31, posted a photo on Twitter of him sitting in a wheelchair, but he later deleted the tweet.

A source told Wright, however, that Jennings underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. The source did not say which knee the procedure was performed on, but described it as a “simple clean out.”

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Jennings, who signed a four-year, $22.4 million extension in January 2014, struggled through a sub-par 2014 season with only eight passes defensed and one forced fumble in 16 starts. He was rewarded with the contract after assuming the No. 1 cornerback duties after veteran Charles Tillman was hurt in 2013.

His breakout season was 2012, when he had an NFL-best nine interceptions and earned a Pro Bowl berth. He repeated the Pro Bowl selection in 2013 after posting four picks and 13 passes defensed.

He was a second-round draft pick out of Georgia in 2006 and has 20 interceptions in nine NFL seasons, with three of those picks returned for touchdowns.

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