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Bears' Mike Pennel: Slated for free agency
Pennel tallied one tackle in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 26 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over 17 games played.
Pennel played about 20 snaps per game in a rotational role, and his tackle total is right in line with the production he's posted in most of his nine-year career. He's only had more than 29 tackles once in his career, and that was when he had 35 with the Jets in 2017. He should find a depth role next year, as he's now an unrestricted free agent.... See More ... See Less
Mike Pennel: Let go by Bears
Pennel was cut by the Bears on Friday, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
Pennel was picked up by the Bears in June after spending the previous three years with the the Packers. The veteran veteran defensive tackle will now have to look for a new opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Mike Pennel: Heading back to Chicago
Pennel signed a contract with the Bears on Monday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Pennel previously signed a one-year contract with the Bears in June 2021 but was released with an injury settlement after landing on the team's injured reserve just before the regular season. The 31-year-old nose tackle wound up signing a one-year contract with Atlanta and registered 21 tackles over 10 games as a rotational defensive lineman. Pennel should provide much-needed depth along Chicago's interior defensive line following the loss of veterans Akiem Hicks and Bilal Nichols in free agency.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Mike Pennel: Promoted from practice squad
Pennel was promoted to the Falcons' active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, Scott Bair of the team's official site reports.
Pennell signed with Atlanta's practice squad in mid-September and will now join the active roster ahead of Week 5. The 30-year-old spent the past two seasons in Kansas City and totaled 29 tackles (23 solo) in 14 games in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Mike Pennel: Joins Atlanta's practice squad
Pennel (undisclosed) has signed a deal to be on the Falcons' practice squad.
Pennel was released from the Bears with an injury settlement ahead of Week 1, but he has now agreed to join Atlanta's practice squad. The defensive tackle will fill a depth role for the Falcons' defensive line and will likely only play if Atlanta's line suffers any injuries. The veteran played in 14 games for Kansas City last season.... See More ... See Less
Mike Pennel: Let go with injury settlement
Pennel (undisclosed) was released from the Bears' injured reserve with an injury settlement Tuesday.
Pennel landed on injured reserve last week with the unspecified injury, but he'll now hit free agency after reaching the injury settlement. The 30-year-old appeared in 14 games for Kansas City last season and recorded 29 tackles (13 solo).... See More ... See Less
Bears' Mike Pennel: Lands on IR
Pennel (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve by the Bears on Tuesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Pennel appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs last season, registering 29 tackles (13 solo). The 30-year-old was expected to play a sizeable depth role on the Bears' defensive line this season. Khyiris Tonga will replace him as the primary backup behind Eddie Goldman.... See More ... See Less
Bears' Mike Pennel: Picked up by Bears
Pennel signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Thursday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Pennel has spent time with the Packers, Jets and Chiefs since being drafted in 2014. He recorded 29 tackles (13 solo) in 14 games last year in Kansas City. The veteran figures to help boost the depth on the Bears' defensive line.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Posts career-high tackle total
Pennel collected a career-best 10 tackles (five solo) Monday versus the Patriots.
Pennel saw a significant bump to a 61 percent snap percentage share on defense Monday with Chris Jones (groin) sidelined and he took advantage of the opportunity with a massive tackle total. While he's not the pass-rushing threat that Jones is, Pennel could be in line for a hefty snap count again next week if Jones remains unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Back with team
Pennel saw his roster exemption lift Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Pennel had his two-game suspension lifted Monday, but the team was given a roster exemption to give it time to make a corresponding roster move. Now that Pennel will return to the team, the Chiefs will have to make a move to clear roster space for him.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Suspension lifted
Pennel's suspension has been lifted but he remains on the Commissioner Exempt list, according to the league's official transaction report.
Pennel served a two game suspension and will likely be added to the active roster once the space is made for him. The defensive tackle recorded 24 tackles (13 solo) across eight regular-season games with the Chiefs in 2019 and will give them a little more depth along the defensive line.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Sustains two-game suspension
Pennel was handed a two-game suspension Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
There's no report about why Pennel was suspended, but the defensive tackle released an apology Tuesday that said, "I take full responsibility for what goes into my body and I promise to be more vigilant moving forward." Khalen Saunders is in line for the largest uptick in playing time during Pennel's absence.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Remaining in Kansas City
Pennel is re-signing with the Chiefs on a one-year deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Pennel signed on with the eventual Super Bowl Champions in Week 8 of the 2019 season, notching 24 tackles (13 solo) during the second half of the season. A rotational lineman, he could see increased reps next season as he becomes more acclimated with the Chiefs' defensive schemes.... See More ... See Less
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