The retooling continued at Halas Hall on Tuesday as the Bears announced they had signed cornerback Tim Jennings to a two-year deal and released longtime fullback Jason McKie.
Jennings was the Colts' second-round pick (62nd overall) in the 2006 draft. In the four seasons since, he had appeared in 53 games (including 21 starts) with157 tackles, four interceptions, 25 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 29 special-teams tackles.
McKie, who became expendable when the Bears signed fullback Eddie Williams last week, has been primarily a blocking back during this seven season in Chicago. The former undrafted free agent caught 62 passes for 344 yards during his career while rushing for 84 yards on 29 carries.