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Chicago Bears add defensive end Jarvis Jenkins

The Chicago Bears continue to revamp their defense in coordinator Vic Fangio's mold.

The Bears announced that they have signed defensive end Jarvis Jenkins to a one-year contract.

Moving to Fangio's 3-4 defense, the Bears are in desperate need of hole-plugging defensive ends, which the 315-pound Jenkins played in Washington -- starting 14 games in 2014 and earning just 28 tackles. Through his brief career, though, Jenkins has been a mediocre run defender and provides little in terms of a pass rush.

After being drafted in the second-round in 2011, Jenkins never broke out after tearing his ACL and missing his entire rookie campaign. Still just 26 years old, Jenkins' size will give him a chance to be productive in the Bears' new scheme.

Jenkins was rated as Around The NFL's No. 75 overall free agent in the original top 101 list.

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