The Chicago Bears terminated two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Tim Jennings’ contract Sunday.
The 31-year-old Jennings had a guaranteed base salary of $4.4 million this year.
Jennings led the NFL with nine interceptions in 2012 and had four in 2013, earning Pro Bowl honors in both seasons. He started all 16 games last season and had arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason.
“Once the [new] regime came in and everybody was here, I kind of knew and the writing was on the wall,” Jennings said. “But they also … told me I would be out there competing for a job.”
DeflateGate in court
The key DeflateGate players head back to court Monday as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and their lawyers will meet with the judge hearing the case brought by Brady to have his four-game suspension overturned.
Judge Richard Berman ordered the parties back to federal court in lower Manhattan for a meeting before a ruling he is scheduled to make by Friday on whether Brady will remain suspended.
Cobb injury update
Packers receiver Randall Cobb was diagnosed with a shoulder sprain after a hit he suffered in Saturday’s game.
NFL Network reported Cobb did not suffer a broken collarbone but rather a sprained AC joint.
• Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not practice this coming week with the 49ers, who sent him away from the team after he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery Wednesday.
• Rams running back Tre Mason, the likely starter while Todd Gurley rehabs from knee surgery, has been ruled out of the preseason finale because of a right hamstring injury.
• New York Jets rookie defensive lineman Leonard Williams has a muscle strain behind one of his knees, but the team avoided a potentially devastating injury to its first-round draft pick.
• The Falcons trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including tight end Mickey Shuler, a seventh-round pick by the Vikings in 2010.