Chicago Bears sign DT John Jenkins to one-year deal

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 17, 2017 at 1:57 PM
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The Chicago Bears beefed up their defensive line on Friday by signing defensive tackle John Jenkins to a one-year deal.

Financial terms weren't immediately available.

The 6-foot-3, 359-pound Jenkins has been a run-stopper through his first four NFL seasons. He has 118 career tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Jenkins spent his first 3 1/2 seasons with the New Orleans Saints until he was released after seven games last season. He joined the Seattle Seahawks and played in two games before becoming a free agent.

He figures to compete for a backup spot behind starting nose tackle Eddie Goldman.

Jenkins was a third-round draft pick in 2013 when current Bears general manager Ryan Pace was the Saints' director of player personnel.

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