Tim Jennings is just the latest casualty to the “what have you done for me lately?” world of professional sports.
The 31-year-old two-time Pro Bowl cornerback was released by the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
“Once the whole regime came in and everybody was here, I kind of knew,” Jennings told the Chicago Tribune. “But they also gave me a heads up and told me I would be out there competing for a job. I had my best years here. I made two Pro Bowls. I played some good football. I had some ups and downs with injuries, but for me, this is where I played my best football.”
Jennings was a member of an astoundingly poor Chicago secondary last season and finished 2014 without an interception, after having nine picks in 2012 and four in 2013. He was arrested in January on charges of driving under the influence and also had offseason knee surgery.
Jennings’ contract likely was an issue, too. He signed a four-year, $22.4 million contract extension in 2013, and is guaranteed $4.4 million this year.
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