Jenkins has signed a three-year contract with the Jets, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Jenkins started all 15 games he played for the Bears last season, recording a career-high 32 tackles and four sacks while doing so. In joining the Jets, Jenkins bolsters their front-seven options with another experienced defender.
Jenkins (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions. Jenkins ends his season with 32 tackles and four sacks over 15 games. He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Will Sutton.
Jenkins recorded two tackles, including a half-sack, in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the 49ers. Half of Jenkins' sack output and a third of his tackles on the season came in his monstrous two-sack, 10-stop performance in Week 3 against the Seahawks. While he's not posting big numbers week in and week out, the Bears seem satisfied enough with how he's performed as a 3-4 defensive end, a role that doesn't lend itself to much sack production compared to Jenkins' 4-3 counterparts.
Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins had a huge game for the Bears in Sunday's 26-0 loss to the Seahawks, finishing with a career-high 10 tackles and two sacks. Jenkins played 56 of 57 total snaps and submitted arguably the best performance of his career. As a 3-4 defensive end, Jenkins hadn't shown much pass-rushing ability in the past, as he only collected two sacks during his previous 44 games with the Redskins. However, he showed plenty of explosiveness from the interior line Sunday, nearly reeling in a third sack on the afternoon before Russell Wilson evaded the rush. Given his career track record, Jenkins probably can't be counted on to build on this performance, but it at least solidified him into a starting role with Jeremiah Ratliff's pending return from a suspension Week 4.
The Bears are adding another piece to their defense. The Bears announced they signed Jarvis Jenkins to a one-year contract. The deal is pending the passing of a physical once Jenkins arrives to Chicago. The Chicago Tribune was the first to report the story. Jenkins recorded 28 tackles in 2014 and has two total sacks in four NFL seasons. He was drated by the Redskins in 2011 out of Clemson.
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