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Jarvis Jenkins leads Bears' 3-4 conversion from end

Jarvis Jenkins leads Bears' 3-4 conversion from end

Jarvis Jenkins spent the first four seasons of his career with the Washington Redskins alongside some veteran linemen who were accomplished in a 3-4 front. Defensive ends Stephen Bowen and Jason Hatcher and nose tackle Barry Cofield helped him learn the techniques required to be stout and gobble up linemen in that alignment. Now, Jenkins is the Bears’ only defensive end with experience in a 3-4, as the team undergoes a scheme change under new coordinator Vic Fangio. “It’s a little bit weird, but I’m stepping up to the responsibility,” Jenkins said after Wednesday’s minicamp practice. “Learning from those guys, coming in as a rookie -- Bowen,...

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