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The New York Jets signed DE Jarvis Jenkins to a two-year deal worth $7 million on Wednesday.
The New York Jets added two defensive lineman on Wednesday, Steve McLendon and Jarvis Jenkins. Jenkins will add depth to New York's pass rush and likely be one a big part of their rotation along with star end Muhammad Wilkerson. Jenkins spent 2015 with the Bears recording his best season as a pro, finishing the year with four sacks, 32 tackles and a pass deflection over the course of 15 games.
After posting two sacks last week in Seattle, Bears' defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins picked up where he left off as he added a sack along with four tackles and a QB hit.
Jenkins is playing on a one-year, prove-it deal and if he can keep up this solid play he'll be well on his way to earning a new deal with the Bears. He's one of the top lineman so far this season for Vic Fangio's unit.
DE Jarvis Jenkins along with OLB Pernell McPhee recorded two sacks apiece in the Bears' 26-0 shutout loss in Seattle.
Jenkins also pitched in with a team-high 10 tackles as he accounted for two QB hits. After four underwhelming seasons in Washington, Jenkins could perhaps be coming into his own in Chicago's new 3-4 scheme. His playmaking ability will increase next week when Jeremiah Ratliff returns from his three-game suspension.
The Bears sign ex-Redskins defense end, Jarvis Jenkins, to a one-year, veteran minimum deal. Jenkins is only 26 years-old, but missed his rookie year to an ACL tear. Over the last three years, Jenkins started 33 games and recorded 28 tackles and zero sacks.
This is clearly a depth move. Jenkins has not lived up to his draft expectations. If anyone can get something out of him it will be Defensive Coordinator, Vic Fangio. However, this move does little to make the Bears defense improve drastically. Jenkins will have no fantasy value to start the season.
During an interview with Washington D.C.'s ESPN 980 on Monday, Jarvis Jenkins admitted that he expected to Cardinals to pursue him hard, probably to replace Darnell Dockett.
The Dolphins had interest in Jenkins too, but with the Ndamukong Suh deal practically done in Miami, the Cardinals are left as the main suitor for Jenkins. He isn't a starting caliber defensive lineman, but there are worse rotational players out there. The Cardinals will likely use him for depth at left defensive end, and Jenkins could likely be had for relatively cheap.