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Bears ink John Jenkins to 1-year deal

Posted Mar 17, 2017

The Bears on Friday signed free-agent defensive tackle John Jenkins to a one-year contract. Jenkins spent his first four NFL seasons with the Saints and Seahawks.

Jenkins

The Bears on Friday signed free-agent defensive tackle John Jenkins to a one-year contract.

John Jenkins
John Jenkins

The 27-year-old has appeared in 51 games with 22 starts over four seasons with the New Orleans Saints (2013-16) and Seattle Seahawks (2016), recording 113 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups, six tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Jenkins was selected by the Saints in the third round of the 2013 draft out of Georgia when Bears general manager Ryan Pace worked in New Orleans' personnel department.

The 6-3, 359-pounder was released by the Saints last Nov. 9 and signed by the Seahawks Nov. 15. Jenkins played in nine games with one start last year, registering 13 tackles.

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