DT Kennedy signs Jags’ offer sheet

SHARE DT Kennedy signs Jags’ offer sheet

Defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy has signed a one-year offer sheet with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the veteran minimum of $605,000. The deal includes a $50,000 signing bonus making it worth $655,000.

The Bears have the right of first refusal, a clause negotiated into his contract when he signed with them in December. The Bears wanted him to sign a two-year deal and when he balked they included this provision.

The Bears have until Monday to match the offer or decline it. Its unlikely Kennedy will be a Bear.

The Latest
Two cars collided about 5:30 p.m. One struck a tree. Two of the men involved appear to have suffered gunshot wounds, fire officials said. They are hospitalized.
Rosco Blackman is charged with witness tampering. He is suspected of threatening a witness during a break at Romeo Blackman’s racketeering trial Tuesday.
Two dozen people, ages 18 to 80, from 17 countries, were sworn in before the early afternoon game between the White Sox and Los Angeles Angels.
The series win represented a bounce back for the Cubs, who were swept by the Reds over the weekend.
The Bears’ second-year cornerback is in a comfort zone after learning some tough lessons in an up-and-down rookie season. “I don’t have any of the ‘Where am I?’ like I did the first year,” he said. “I feel like I know where I’m at, what’s going on and where I fit.”