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.
Several Redskins who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Seahawks. The list includes linebacker Brian Orakpo (finger), nose tackle Chris Baker (shoulder), defensive end Kedric Golston (groin), defensive end Jason Hatcher (hamstring), defensive end Jarvis Jenkins (rib), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and guard Shawn Lauvao (knee).
The Redskins have listed seven players as questionable for Monday's Week 5 matchup with the Seahawks, including tight ends Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Niles Paul (concussion), left tackle Trent Williams (knee), safety Trenton Robinson (ankle), defensive end Kedric Golston (groin), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and guard Shawn Lauvao (knee). Williams, Robinson and Goslton were all limited in practice Saturday, while Paul, Jordan and Lauvao practiced in full. Cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) has been ruled out for the game. Five players were listed as probable to play in Week 5, including wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder), linebacker Brian Orakpo (finger) and defensive linemen Jason Hatcher (hamstring), Chris Baker (shoulder) and Jarvis Jenkins (rib).
Washington defensive end Jarvis Jenkins is doubtful to return to action Thursday. Jenkins is dealing with a rib injury. He had a hard time coming off the field early in the contest, and was initially ruled questionable to return. He was downgraded to out in the fourth quarter.