The Phil Emery Era got off to an inauspicious start on Tuesday afternoon. Before all the free agent buzz got going, the Bears signed one of their own, bringing back cornerback Tim Jennings to a two year deal. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
It’s not a sexy move, but it was one that needed to be done. The Bears only had two corners under contract heading into free agency, Charles Tillman and DJ Moore.
By bringing Jennings back into the fold, it provides a little insurance to help fortify the Bears defense with a known commodity. He’s a solid Cover-2 corner who lacks size to keep up with the Megatrons of the world, but does well for himself. He’s a solid tackler and has a nose for the ball. He’s happy to be back with the Bears:
“I’m happy. I’m satisfied,” Jennings said. “I got it over and done with. I just wanted the Bears to show me love. I feel like I’ve put in a good amount of the work the last few years. I didn’t really want to test free agency out. I just wanted to be wanted. Free agency wasn’t an option.”
Don’t be surprised if the Bears look to fortify the CB position in the draft to bring along a bigger body to possibly play alongside and eventually replace Peanut Tillman.