Monday, January 20, 2014
Tim Jennings added to the Pro Bowl
By Jeff Dickerson
CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings has been added to the 2013 NFC Pro Bowl roster, the team announced on Monday.
This marks the second consecutive year Jennings has been named to the Pro Bowl.
The Bears rewarded Jennings with a new four-year, $22.4 million contract after he led the team with four interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and 13 pass break-ups in 2013. He finished the year with 57 tackles, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
The eight-year NFL veteran had a breakout year in 2012 when he recorded a league-best nine interceptions en route to being named second-team All-Pro. He was the 2012 NFC Defensive Player of the Month in September.
Jennings is the fourth Bears’ player to be named to the Pro Bowl, along with wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery and running back Matt Forte.
Right guard Kyle Long is a Pro Bowl alternate and could also be added to the roster.