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Jarvis Jenkins | Defensive Lineman

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Clemson
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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. Jun 21 - 8:28 AM
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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.
Mar 24 - 10:52 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.
Mar 8 - 9:50 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

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

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