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Jelani Jenkins | Linebacker | #44

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 240
College: Florida
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (104) / MIA
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Texans signed LB Jelani Jenkins.
Brian Cushing, of course, is suspended, and rookie UDFA Dylan Cole is banged up. Jenkins is a former Dolphins starter but has bounced around with the Raiders and Bills over the past few months as a 25-year-old. Wed, Oct 25, 2017 11:05:00 AM

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Bills released ILB Jelani Jenkins; waived S Trae Elston.

Jenkins spent one week on the 53-man roster, but wasn't active in Week 2. He could reunite with the Dolphins, who have a need at inside linebacker following Lawrence Timmons' indefinite suspension.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Bills signed ILB Jelani Jenkins.

CB Greg Mabin was waived in a corresponding roster move. Jenkins made seven starts for the Dolphins last season, but was a major liability in the middle of the field. He couldn't make the Raiders at final cuts. He will be an insurance policy in Buffalo.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Raiders released ILB Jelani Jenkins.

Signed to a one-year deal with $100,000 guaranteed in March, Jenkins started the third preseason game and seemed to have a good shot to open the season in the starting lineup as well. His release suggests sixth-round sophomore Cory James has won a starting job.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Raiders signed LB Jelani Jenkins, formerly of the Dolphins.

Jenkins is coming off a miserable season in Miami, but he battled a nagging knee injury all year long and just turned 25. He's worth a look as a reclamation project in Oakland. When healthy, Jenkins has flashed plus cover skills and can chase sideline to sideline. He'll play weak-side linebacker or compete to replace Malcolm Smith inside depending on the formation.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 03:43:00 PM

Free agent LB Jelani Jenkins is visiting the Raiders on Monday.

The Raiders are in the hunt for a pair of starting inside linebackers after losing Malcolm Smith to the 49ers and with Perry Riley remaining a free agent. Jenkins profiles best on the weak side where he played with the Dolphins. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 30-ranked 4-3 OLB out of 31 qualifiers in 2016.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 09:36:00 AM

Dolphins WLB Jelani Jenkins (knee) is questionable for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Steelers.

Jenkins missed Weeks 16 and 17 after aggravating a knee injury but said he's optimistic about his status after putting in a limited week of practice. Tony Lippett (thigh), Bacarri Rambo (chest) and Kraig Urbik (knee) are also listed as questionable. Ryan Tannehill (knee) has been ruled out.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 02:56:00 PM

Dolphins WLB Jelani Jenkins (knee) was noncommittal on his status for Sunday's Wild Card game.

Jenkins has missed four of the last five games recovering from his knee injury. He's practicing on a limited basis this week, but his status for the Wild Card Round is up in the air. Spencer Paysinger or Neville Hewitt will start if Jenkins doesn't get cleared.
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 06:30:00 PM

Dolphins WLB Jelani Jenkins (knee) is inactive for Week 16 against the Bills.

Jenkins is in the midst of a horrendous season, but it thins the Dolphins' depth for a must-win game. Also inactive for the Dolphins are CB Byron Maxwell, WR Leonte Carroo, QB Ryan Tannehill, DB Jordan Lucas, TE Thomas Duarte and TE Dominique Jones.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:36:00 AM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase hasn't ruled WLB Jelani Jenkins (knee scope) out for Week 1.

It's surprising, as Jenkins went under the knife only 10 days ago. "I don't want to jinx myself," Gase said. "He's on a good track right now." Jenkins will be most missed in coverage if he can't suit up against the Seahawks.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 03:08:00 PM

Dolphins WLB Jelani Jenkins will undergo a knee scope.

The Fins also lost rotational DE Terrence Fede to a sprained MCL. Jenkins is coming off a 71-tackle season across 13 starts. He is regarded as Miami's top coverage linebacker. The Dolphins' defensive back seven is a total mess.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Dolphins WLB Jelani Jenkins is done for the day in Week 16 due to an ankle injury.

Jenkins has been battling ankle woes throughout the season's second half.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 02:56:00 PM

Dolphins WLB Jelani Jenkins (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 11.

Teammate SLB Koa Misi (abdomen) is listed as questionable. Jenkins and Misi are the Dolphins' best run-stopping linebackers. If Darren McFadden's groin cooperates Sunday, he could run wild on Miami's undermanned defense.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Dolphins WLB Jelani Jenkins (ankle) is day to day.

It sounds like Jenkins has avoided a high sprain. He should be good to go against the Cowboys.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 02:40:00 PM

Dolphins WLB Jelani Jenkins was forced from Miami's Week 10 game against the Eagles with an ankle injury, and will not return.

Jenkins went down very early, and was ruled out at halftime. It's quite possible he has a high-ankle sprain.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 03:27:00 PM

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