Bears' Tim Jennings arrested for DUI

Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was arrested Wednesday by Gwinnett County (Georgia) police on charges of speeding, DUI and reckless driving.

Jennings was arrested at 12:44 p.m. ET Wednesday and released at 3:41.

Jennings denied the DUI allegation Wednesday night via Twitter.

"We are aware of the reports regarding Tim Jennings' arrest," the Bears said in a statement. "We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation."

According to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department, Jennings, 31, was held on charges with bonds totaling $2,711.

Jennings is coming off a subpar 2014 campaign in which he contributed 50 tackles in 16 starts with seven pass breakups and one forced fumble. The team signed Jennings to a four-year, $22.4 million extension last January, when former general manager Phil Emery said the deal was "rewarding excellence" for a veteran who took on the responsibilities in 2013 as a No. 1 cornerback after Charles Tillman suffered a season-ending injury.

Jennings' deal was worth $11.8 million guaranteed and included a $3 million signing bonus.

Jennings earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2012, and between that year and '13, the veteran picked off 13 passes, which at the time ranked No. 2 in the NFL behind Seattle's Richard Sherman.

At the end of this past season, Jennings placed the blame on the players and not the coaches for the Bears' 5-11 record, and said he hoped the next head coach would help the defense to regain its identity.

Marc Trestman was fired as head coach along with Emery late last month.