#Bears have agreed to terms with DE Jarvis Jenkins on a 1-year contract. It will be official after he passes his physical later today.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 24, 2015
Jarvis Jenkins was a 2nd round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in the 2011 draft out of Clemson. He missed his entire rookie year with a torn ACL, but rebounded to start 14 of 16 games in the 2012 season.
In 2013 he was suspended the first 4 games of the year for violating the league's substance policy. The following is from July of that year;
Jenkins said in a statement that he was "shocked and confused" by the ruling.
"It's an obscure substance that I've never even heard of, and I still don't know how it got into my body," Jenkins said. "My only guess is that it came from one of the supplements I was taking around the time of the test, even though none of them listed anything banned."
He only started 5 of the 12 games that season, but again he rebounded from adversity to start 14 of the 16 games in 2014.
The 6'4", 315 pound Jenkins is a true 5-Technique defensive end that fills a need as the Bears transition to a 3-4 defense. In Washington he played the left defensive end in their 3-4 base D, and he totaled 2 sacks and 75 tackles in his three years of play.
EDIT: The Bears have officially announced the signing of Jenkins to a 1 year contract.