Earlier today, the Chicago Bears announced that they were re-signing nose tackle John Jenkins to a one-year contract. The 6’3”, 327 pounder appeared in eight games last year, with one start, and he made eight tackles. The Bears added him last season to provide some depth at nose-tackle behind Eddie Goldman after he played the previous four years with the Saints (2013-2016) and the Seahawks (2016).
He was a third round pick of the Saints when Bears’ GM Ryan Pace worked in their front office.
Jenkins joins Goldman, Akiem Hicks, Jonathan Bullard, Roy Robertson-Harris, and Rashaad Coward as the only six defensive linemen on the current roster.
The Bears lost d-lineman Mitch Unrein in free agency, but they may look to the NFL Draft for some more competition at the position.
In my latest T Formation Conversation podcast we discussed a possibility on the d-line for the Bears in the draft.
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