Tim Jennings misses first day of practice for 'personal reasons'


Chicago Bears two-time Pro-Bowl cornerback Tim Jennings missed the first day of practice on Thursday.

Coach John Fox said it was for "personal reasons," and he expected Jennings to return Friday.

Jennings is coming off a subpar 2014 campaign in which he contributed 50 tackles in 16 starts with seven pass breakups and one forced fumble.

The team signed Jennings to a four-year, $22.4 million extension in January 2014. Former general manager Phil Emery said the deal was "rewarding excellence" for a veteran who took on the responsibilities in 2013 as a No. 1 cornerback after Charles Tillman suffered a season-ending injury.

Jennings' deal was worth $11.8 million guaranteed and included a $3 million signing bonus.

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson contributed to this report.