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John Jenkins | Defensive Lineman | #73

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 327
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (82) / NO
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Bears signed NT John Jenkins, formerly of the Seahawks, to a one-year contract.
Jenkins was expected to meet with the Colts after his visit with the Bears but saw everything he needed to see in Chicago. The 27-year-old fared poorly over 217 snaps for the Seahawks and Saints last season. Mar 17 - 12:39 PM

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Free agent NT John Jenkins is visiting the Bears on Thursday.

A behemoth at 6'3/343, Jenkins is a true nose tackle. The former third-round pick of the Saints turns 28 this summer but has yet to really get his career off the ground. Jenkins played 217 snaps for the Seahawks last season. After his visit with Chicago, Jenkins is expected to head to Indianapolis.
Mar 16 - 11:04 AM

Seahawks signed DT John Jenkins.

Jenkins was cut by the Saints on Tuesday. He was the 82nd pick in the draft back in 2013. Jenkins is massive at 6'3/359 and will provide some depth.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 09:49:00 AM

Saints waived NT John Jenkins.

The veteran interior tackle had played 176 snaps this season, struggling mightily. The Saints don't have much depth anywhere on defense, but keeping Jenkins around wasn't doing them any good. Still only 27, Jenkins will hunt for another chance elsewhere.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Saints NT John Jenkins said he is down to 329 pounds.

Listed at 359 last season, Jenkins estimates he lost almost 40 pounds between OTAs and training camp. He understandably said he feels lighter and quicker. With Brodrick Bunkley gone, New Orleans is relying on Jenkins to hold down the starting nose tackle position.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 09:46:00 AM

Saints placed NT John Jenkins (abdomen) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Ryan Griffin was promoted in a corresponding move. Jenkins appeared in 12 games, starting the last four weeks with Brodrick Bunkley sidelined. The Saints will go with Brandon Deaderick at nose tackle in Week 17.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Saints placed NT John Jenkins (pectoral) on the active/PUP list.

Jenkins underwent surgery on his pectorals over the offseason and missed all of spring. We'll consider him day-to-day for the time being. Jenkins is going to push Brodrick Bunkley for nose tackle spot in DC Rob Ryan's defense.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Saints NT John Jenkins underwent offseason pectoral surgery and is sitting out this week's minicamp.

Jenkins was also sidelined for all of OTAs but is expected back for the start of training camp or "sooner." The second-year nose tackle is light on his feet despite being listed at 359 pounds. Jenkins is expected to push Brodrick Bunkley for the starting job as the space-eater in DC Rob Ryan's 3-4.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Saints NT John Jenkins has been sitting out OTAs with an undisclosed injury.

Jenkins didn't battle any major injuries as a rookie. It's possible he underwent some sort of clean-up surgery and could be ready for training camp next month. The coaching staff is said to be high on sophomore Jenkins. He and last year's starting NT Brodrick Bunkley will compete to be the anchor this summer.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 07:05:00 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett reports the team is "very high" on second-year NT John Jenkins.

Jenkins, the 82nd overall pick in last year's draft, played 481 defensive snaps as a rookie behind starting NT Brodrick Bunkley. Bunkley is still on the roster and penciled in atop the depth chart, but he recently took a pay cut and could be on the bubble this summer if the Saints like what they see from Jenkins. Jenkins is a mammoth space-eater at 6-foot-4 and 359 pounds.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Saints signed No. 82 pick NT John Jenkins to a four-year contract.

Jenkins is a mammoth presence at 6-foot-4 and anywhere from 346 to 359 pounds -- his weight fluctuated from pre-draft workout to pre-draft workout -- but he has some "Teddy Bear" to him and got pushed around most notably by Kentucky OG Larry Warford in SEC action. The Saints need help at nose tackle in Rob Ryan's new 3-4, so Jenkins could still he headed for a big 2013 role.
Fri, May 10, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Saints traded up to select Georgia NT John Jenkins with the No. 82 overall pick, sending the Nos. 106 and 109 picks to the Dolphins.

Jenkins (6-foot-4, 359) is a nimble mover despite mammoth size and flashed pocket-pushing ability for the Dawgs. He tallied eight tackles for loss and four sacks as a two-year starter in Georgia's 3-4, playing both nose and five technique. Jenkins drew pre-draft comparisons to Red Bryant and Shaun Rogers, though Rotoworld prospects guru Josh Norris has described Jenkins as a "teddy bear" who lacks consistent toughness. With the Saints moving to a three man front, Jenkins could rotate at the nose tackle spot.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 09:40:00 PM

Georgia NT John Jenkins is now down to 332 pounds.

Jenkins was listed at 354 in the Bulldogs' program, but he says he was playing at closer to 370. Even with all of that extra body fat, Jenkins still moved well in college. He's viewed as a late first- to early second-round prospect.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Georgia NT John Jenkins measured 6-foot-3 5/8 and 346 pounds at Saturday's NFL Combine weigh-in.

He's shed 13 pounds since the Senior Bowl after weighing 359 in Mobile. An obviously massive figure, Jenkins has drawn criticism from evaluators for taking plays off and being a "teddy bear." He's an early- to mid-round prospect.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 08:02:00 AM

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