Chicago Bears release starting cornerback Tim Jennings

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Chicago Bears release starting cornerback Tim Jennings
Sunday August 30th, 2015

The Chicago Bears have released starting cornerback Tim Jennings, he confirmed to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. 

“They told me they were going to go younger,” Jennings told Biggs. 

Jennings, 31, started every game for the Bears over the last two seasons. He was listed as the starter at left cornerback on Chicago’s preseason depth chart but did not enter Saturday night’s preseason game until the fourth quarter. 

Jennings was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2006 and played four seasons there before signing with the Bears in 2010. Since arriving in Chicago, Jennings missed only two games and started all but four of the games he played. He led the NFL with nine interceptions in 2012 but did not record a single pick last year. 

Alan Ball, a 30-year-old cornerback who signed with the Bears in March, will likely take Jennings’s spot in the starting lineup, according to Biggs

- Dan Gartland

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