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Bears’ safety M.D. Jennings: Packers snub ‘something you’ll never forget’
M.D. Jennings spent his first three seasons with the Packers, starting all 16 games during his last year with the NFC North champs.
And then the team didn’t re-sign the safety.
“It’s something that, it puts a chip on your shoulder,” Jennings, signed by the Bears to a one-year deal this offseason, said after Tuesday’s organized team activities at Halas Hall. “Something you’ll never forget. Just try to continue to get better and let that motivate you.”
Jennings, who has played with the Bears’ starting unit at OTAs, said he was “prepared” for leaving the Packers via free agency.
“It was out of my control,” he said. “The only thing I could do was go out there and put it all on the field and let the guys in the front office make a decision.
“When they decided not to bring me back, it was no hard feelings. I just look at it as one chapter closing and another beginning.
“And just look forward to the experience.”
When the Bears called Jennings, they asked if he would be willing to join the Packers’ rival. He said yes, having already discussed the possibility with his agent.
“I told them, ‘Without a doubt,’” Jennings said. “I’m loyal to whatever team helmet I put on. That’s who I represent.”