Buccaneers cornerback Tim Jennings is a no-go Sunday against Washington. Jennings wasn't listed on the injury report this week, so it seems likely that coach Lovie Smith is simply dumping the veteran from his nickel back role. In five games this season, Jennings has collected 17 tackles and knocked down one pass, but hadn't provided the solid coverage on the outside that he displayed during back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons with the Bears.
The Buccaneers announced Monday they signed cornerback Tim Jennings. To clear a roster spot, tackle Demar Dotson (knee) was placed on short-term injured reserve, which means he will miss at least the first eight weeks of the season.
The Buccaneers have signed cornerback Tim Jennings, who played for Lovie Smith in Chicago, per NFL.com. Jennings was released Sunday by the Bears despite having been a Pro Bowl defensive back as recently as 2013. He has been a full-time starter in the NFL since 2008, but had no interceptions a season ago and four in 2013 after peaking at 11 the year before.
The Bears are releasing veteran cornerback Tim Jennings, according to ESPN's Adam Shefter. Jennings played in all 16 games for the Bears last season, recording 50 tackles and a forced fumble.
Bears cornerback Tim Jennings will be chasing around slot receivers more often this season as he expands his game to include more nickle coverage, per ESPN.com. Jennings anticipates that this season, with a new defensive scheme, he will be placed in nickle coverage more then ever. "With the defense we'll be running now, it [nickelback] fits well to what I'm trying to do, what they'll want me to do," Jennings said. "I played a little bit [of nickel] last year, but I'm looking forward to playing more this year." Jennings recorded 50 tackles and a forced fumble in 16 games for the Bears last season.