First surprise cut of the week: Bears are releasing veteran CB Tim Jennings, per source.
TMZ "Chicago Bears defensive back Tim Jennings -- who was busted for DUI on his way to a parent/teacher conference -- will NOT be going to jail ... after striking a plea deal with prosecutors. Jennings -- a 2-time Pro Bowler and a huge part of the Chicago defense -- was arrested back in January..." July 30
ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings posted a status and picture on Twitter of himself sitting in a wheelchair on Friday alluding to him undergoing some type of surgical procedure, before later deleting the status and picture. But according to a source, Jennings underwent arthroscopic knee..." February 13
CSN Chicago "Tim Jennings was arrested on three charges Wednesday afternoon and one of them including a DUI, but the Bears cornerback claims he wasn't drunk. " January 08
. @ESPNChiBears & I reporting Tim Jennings arrested on speeding, DUI, reckless driving charges in Gwinnett County, Ga. $2,705 in total bonds
Chicago Tribune "The open market was a rough place for veteran cornerbacks last year and Tim Jennings avoided the unknown of free agency by signing a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Jennings’ four-year deal secures him through 2017 and one veteran agent that has reviewed the contract said..." January 03
CSN Chicago "He has been arguably the Bears’ single best defensive player this season, if for no other reason than given the injuries and performance issues that have beset so many of his teammates. While the myriad problems on defense portend a major personnel makeover for 2014, cornerback Tim Jennings hopes..." December 26