The Buccaneers could be adding to their list of preseason acquisitions.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that former Bears cornerback Tim Jennings is visiting Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Jennings was released on Sunday after five seasons in Chicago, where he earned two trips to the Pro Bowl (2012 and 2013) and led the league in interceptions in 2012. Under head coach Lovie Smith, who acquired Jennings from Carolina in 2010, the 5-foot-8 corner revived his career and became one of the leagues premier defensive backs.
During his time in Chicago, Jennings played in all but two games with 72 starts. The 31-year old corner has intercepted 20 passes during his career, with another 78 pass breakups. His familiarity with Smith’s defense and knack for the ball, as well as his experience make him an attractive free agent for Tampa Bay. Not to mention it would be a favorable cap situation, as Jennings, who was set to make $4.4 million this year, likely won’t demand a hefty contract in 2015.
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