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Jarvis Jenkins | Defensive Lineman

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Clemson
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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

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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

Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins (ACL surgery) is participating in OTAs at full speed, with a brace on his surgically repaired right knee.

As a second-round rookie last year, Jenkins practiced like the Skins' best defensive lineman in training camp before tearing the ACL in preseason. He was medically cleared before the draft and will push Adam Carriker for a starting job.
Tue, May 22, 2012 01:08:00 AM

Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins (ACL surgery) revealed Wednesday that he has been medically cleared to resume football activities.

The 41st pick in last April's draft, Jenkins missed his rookie season with a torn right ACL suffered in the preseason. If Jenkins' explosion is all the way back, he should be able to overtake Adam Carriker for a starting job.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 02:01:00 PM

Pro Football Weekly suggests Jarvis Jenkins could open the season as the Redskins' starting left defensive end.

Jenkins was the star of Washington's training camp before suffering a season-ending ACL injury, and incumbent starter Adam Carriker is not likely to be retained this offseason. With the return of a healthy Jenkins, the Redskins' defensive line will be much improved in 2012.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 07:38:00 PM

Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins (ACL surgery) is expected to participate in offseason conditioning work this spring.

Per coach Mike Shanahan, the 2011 second-rounder remains ahead of schedule in his recovery. In late October, DC Jim Haslett estimated Jenkins could have played late in the season had he not been placed on injured reserve. Jenkins was a training camp sensation before suffering the injury in preseason action.
Tue, Dec 27, 2011 05:52:00 PM

Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins (injured reserve, torn ACL) underwent successful surgery on Wednesday, and has been given a recovery timeline of 4-to-6 months.

The second-round pick went down in Washington's third preseason game. He should enter Redskins training camp next summer in the running for a starting job.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 05:36:00 PM

Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins has been diagnosed with a torn right ACL.

It's a tough pill to swallow for the Redskins. Jenkins was one of the stars of camp, showing raw yet explosive skills while playing the two-gap end spot in the 3-4. The No. 41 overall pick is now done for the season, leaving Adam Carriker as the likely starter opposite Stephen Bowen at defensive end. The Skins' defense projects to improve this season, but it's still an awfully thin unit.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 09:20:00 AM

Redskins second-round DE Jarvis Jenkins said doctors told him "it feels like my ACL's a little loose" after going down in Thursday's preseason game.

Jenkins is holding his breath that it's not an ACL tear, but the signs aren't positive. He left the stadium on crutches and a knee brace, and said he felt something "pop." For now, it's being called a knee sprain.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 08:26:00 AM

Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins went to the locker room with an apparent knee injury in the second quarter Thursday night.

It didn't look good. Jenkins started the game over Adam Carriker and was having a very strong camp.
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 08:33:00 PM

The Redskins announced Friday that second-round pick Jarvis Jenkins would start their second preseason game over Adam Carriker.

Carriker was one of the Skins' few defenders to hold his own last season, but Jenkins has looked beastly in camp. The rookie will start at left end, across from Stephen Bowen. Washington's front seven will be much improved this year.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 05:43:00 PM

Second-round DE Jarvis Jenkins has been the early star of Redskins camp.

The Redskins may have more beat writers covering the team than other club in the NFL, and all of them have sung Jenkins' praises. "I don’t want to put the kiss of death on Jarvis, but he’s what you look for in a defensive lineman," said coach Mike Shanahan. "He's got great size. You can tell that he's a student of the game. He goes out there and works extremely hard, extremely conscientious, and he's going to get better and better."
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 02:42:00 AM

The Redskins confirmed that second-rounder Jarvis Jenkins will be a two-gap end in Jim Haslett's 3-4 scheme.

Coach Mike Shanahan calls Jenkins the "prototype 3-4 defensive end," and the former Clemson star should be plugged right into the starting lineup opposite a rotation of Adam Carriker and Vonnie Holliday. The Redskins picked up as many six or seven rookie starters in the draft.
Sun, May 1, 2011 02:52:00 PM

Redskins selected Clemson DE Jarvis Jenkins with the No. 41 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Jenkins, a 4-3 tackle for the Tigers, will be a 3-4 end for the Redskins at 6-foot-4 and 309 pounds. He finished his career with an impressive 31 tackles for loss, although sacks were hard to come by for Jenkins with Da'Quan Bowers and Ricky Sapp stealing the majority of them. Still, the pick will be panned for good reason. The Redskins have a boatload of needs, and Jenkins doesn't project as an especially high-impact defender. Torrey Smith could've added a real field-stretching element to their offense.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 06:51:00 PM

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