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Roster Move: Jenkins agrees to 1-year contract


Veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins is returning for a second stint with the Bears.

The 6-3, 327-pounder, who recorded eight tackles while appearing in eight games with one start for the Bears in 2017, agreed on Tuesday to a one-year contract.

Jenkins, 30, has appeared in 82 career NFL games with 29 starts over seven seasons, registering 155 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 8.0 tackles-for-loss. In addition to the Bears, he has also played for the Saints (2013-16), Seahawks (2016), Giants (2018) and Dolphins (2019).

Last year Jenkins appeared in all 16 games with five starts for Miami, registering 34 tackles, 1.0 sack and 2.0 tackles-for-loss.

Jenkins was selected by the Saints in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Georgia. At the time, Bears general manager Ryan Pace worked in New Orleans' personnel department. Jenkins appeared in 49 games with 22 starts in three-and-a-half seasons with the Saints.

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