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Tim Jennings joins Buccaneers days after being cut by Bears

MIAMI -- During Thursday night's game against the Dolphins, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced they have agreed to terms with free-agent cornerback Tim Jennings.

Jennings has history with coach Lovie Smith from their time together with the Chicago Bears. He also has history with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who was an assistant with the Indianapolis Colts when the Colts drafted Jennings.

The Bucs appear set with Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks as their starting cornerbacks, but Jennings could compete with Mike Jenkins for a backup role or challenge Sterling Moore for the nickelback job.

A 10-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler, Jennings, 31, was released by the Bears on Sunday.