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Jarvis Jenkins | Defensive Lineman | #94

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 300
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (41) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Chiefs re-signed DL Jarvis Jenkins.
Jenkins played 249 snaps for the Chiefs last season, faring okay against the run. He'll return to compete for a rotational role in Chiefs camp this summer. Mar 14 - 12:23 PM

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Chiefs re-signed DE Jarvis Jenkins.

Jenkins began last season with the Jets, but was cut midseason and landed in Kansas City. He logged 266 snaps, playing adequate run defense. Jenkins, 29 next month, will have to earn a spot on the Chiefs' 53-man roster this summer.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 02:58:00 PM

Chiefs signed DE Jarvis Jenkins.

A 28-year-old journeyman, Jenkins was cut by the Jets last week. He will provide depth on a Chiefs defensive line that is missing DE Allen Bailey (pectoral).
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 04:18:00 PM

Free agent DE Jarvis Jenkins worked out for the Patriots.

It's the first visit for Jenkins since getting waived. Jenkins played just 119 snaps for the Jets, but is a solid run stopper. He'd move inside in a 4-3 scheme.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Jets waived DE Jarvis Jenkins.

Jenkins signed a deal back in March and was given $3 million guaranteed. For that $3 million, the Jets got 119 defensive snaps out of Jenkins. He's a decent run stuffer at 28 years old, but the Jets are deep up front.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 01:08:00 PM

Jets signed DE Jarvis Jenkins, formerly of the Bears, to a two-year, $7 million contract.

Turning 28 in April, Jenkins was the 41st overall pick in the 2011 draft. He's fallen well short of expectations associated with that selection, however, managing six sacks across 59 career games (48 starts), and in 2015 grading out 53rd among 57 qualified 3-4 defensive ends in PFF's ratings, routinely getting swallowed up versus the run. Jenkins is mere depth for Gang Green.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Free agent DE Jarvis Jenkins will visit the Jets.

Jenkins played 646 largely ineffective snaps for a hapless Bears defense last season, getting killed in run defense. He'll fight for a roster spot somewhere.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Bears DE Jarvis Jenkins left Week 16 against the Buccaneers with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

He suffered the injury about halfway through the second quarter. Will Sutton will take over at left end.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 02:16:00 PM

Jarvis Jenkins is a leading candidate to start at defensive end following the release of Ray McDonald.

That speaks more to the Bears' lack of depth than it does Jenkins' talent. Jenkins was one of the worst defensive ends in football last season, grading out as PFF's 45th-ranked 3-4 defensive end. Even if the 27-year-old starts, he won't be a difference maker. Cornelius Washington and Will Sutton figure to be Jenkins' main competition at right defensive end.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 08:28:00 AM

Bears signed DE Jarvis Jenkins, formerly of the Redskins, to a one-year contract.

It's not a surprise Jenkins didn't draw much interest in free agency. A 26-year-old who offers nothing as a pass rusher, Jenkins finished 45th out of 47 qualified 3-4 defensive ends in Pro Football Focus' 2014 rankings. He's serviceable against the run, but still received a negative grade in that area over 552 snaps last season. Chicago's cellar-dwelling defense didn't improve with this minimum-salary signing.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Free agent DE Jarvis Jenkins is drawing interest from the Cardinals and Dolphins.

Jenkins is interested in a return to Washington, but the two sides have only talked "briefly." Arizona is looking for Darnell Dockett's replacement opposite Calais Campbell, while Jenkins would be viewed as a fallback plan to Ndamukong Suh at defensive tackle in Miami. Coming out of Clemson, soon-to-be 27-year-old Jenkins was viewed as a penetrator, but he's been more of a run stuffer.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 09:50:00 AM

Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins was forced from Washington's Week 4 game against the Giants with a ribs injury.

It's terrible news for the Redskins' thin defensive line, but it's possible Jenkins may have stayed in the game had it not been a blowout. Speaking afterward, Jenkins said he was "ok." He has 10 days to get healthy for Week 5. Jenkins' status will be updated some time in the next week.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:29:00 PM

NFL suspended LE Jarvis Jenkins four games for violating the league's policy against performance enhancing substances.

It's a particularly big blow to Washington's defense because No. 3 end Adam Carriker may miss the enter season following a third quadriceps surgery. Jenkins, the Redskins' second-round pick in 2011, made 15 starts last year, including the playoffs. Pro Football Focus gave him high grades as a run defender. The Redskins are suddenly thin at defensive end, with Kedric Golston, Phillip Merling, and Chris Baker now competing to be a Week 1 starter.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 04:05:00 PM

Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins (ACL surgery) has "hardly demonstrated the power that made him so impressive last summer," according to the Washington Times.

"We're 10 practices into camp, and I still haven't seen him produce a moment that reminds me of last summer," says beat writer Rich Campbell. Jenkins was emerging as the Skins' top lineman as a rookie before the ACL tear. He may have to come off the bench behind Adam Carriker and Stephen Bowen this time around.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 03:03:00 AM

According to the Washington Post, Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins' (ACL surgery) "power and explosiveness" have returned this offseason.

The No. 41 pick last season, Jenkins turned heads with a strong camp before going down in the third preseason game. "He’s got a little brace on his knee, but he’s been taking all the reps and doing extremely well," coach Mike Shanahan said. Jenkins is expected to rotate with both LE Adam Carriker and RE Stephen Bowen this season.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 09:35:00 AM

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