Chicago Bears: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time

Steve McMichael, Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Tim Jennings, Chicago Bears
Tim Jennings, Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

57. . CB. (2010-14). Tim Jennings. 5. player

An undersized cornerback coming out of Georgia, the 5-foot-8 Tim Jennings began his career with the Indianapolis Colts. After four seasons as a reserve with the Colts, Jennings ended up signing with the Bears in the 2010 offseason. He was expected to be there to provide depth, but impressed the coaches enough to find himself starting 12 games that season.

Unfortunately for Jennings, things were up and down during that year. He recorded two interceptions, but was relegated to a reserve role the following season. He did start to play better in the Bears scheme, though. Jennings was back in the starting lineup before too long. By 2012, he was a star cornerback.

That year, he was just re-signed to a two-year deal. It turned out to be his best year as a pro. Jennings was able to intercept nine passes and was credited with 105 yards on returns and had his first career touchdown.

He followed that up with another four picks in 2013, which included 111 yards on runbacks and two more touchdowns. The Bears’ defender was named to his only two career Pro Bowls for those two campaigns.

In all, he was able to record 301 tackles, five forced fumbles, 16 interceptions and three touchdowns in five seasons with the Bears. He played one more season after leaving the Bears, but was able to play just six games at age-32 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.