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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears cornerback Tim Jennings will be cut as the Bears pare their roster down to the league mandated 75.  Jennings is a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback and is guaranteed $4.4 million this year because of a contract extension Phil Emery signed him to 21 months ago.   None of that seems to matter to new GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox.    Jennings’ arrest in January and slow recovery from February knee surgery did not seem to help his cause.   Jennings was the 6th cornerback inserted into the lineup last night in the preseason game versus the Bengals so the writing was seemingly on the wall.   Kyle Fuller, Sherrick McMannis, Alan Ball, Terrance Mitchell, and possibly even Tracy Porter have earned a roster spot ahead of Jennings.

Jon Bostic, Willie Young, Lamar Houston, Ka’Deem Carey, and Dante Rosario are all high priced veterans that might be let go over the next week or so as the Bears will need to get their roster down to 53 after Thursday’s preseason game versus Cleveland.   Young was basically the Bears best player last year as he had 10 sacks last year but after he blew out his Achilles in 2014, he doesn’t look like the same player.    He looks slow, out of shape and is lost in the pass coverage aspect of the game.  Look for the Bears to comb the waiver wire for receivers, defensive backs and defensive linemen after all the injuries suffered in last night’s game.

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