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Free safety M.D. Jennings agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears.

Jennings started all 16 games for the Green Bay Packers last season. He'll join a secondary that added former Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants safety Ryan Mundy in free agency.

Jennings was rated No. 67 among all safeties by Pro Football Focus last season, ahead of Chicago's 2013 starters Chris Conte and Major Wright, who was dead-last among the 86 players who were graded.

Jennings became the starting free safety in Green Bay last summer when Morgan Burnett was moved to strong safety.

He is a sure tackler with limitations in coverage and was not tendered as a restricted free agent by the Packers, making him a free agent despite an active streak of 26 consecutive starts.

Retaining the experienced 25-year-old would have cost Green Bay just $1.431 million for the 2014 season.

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