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Kris Jenkins announces retirement

Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:12 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2011 4:31 pm
 
JenkinsPosted by Josh Katzowitz

When the Jets released DT Kris Jenkins last February, you had to wonder if Jenkins was near the end of his career.

Although Jenkins is a four-time Pro Bowler and a two-time All-Pro and is not that old (he’ll turn 32 next month), he’s had plenty of injury problems the past two seasons. After his second torn ACL in as many years ended his season last September, Jenkins has played only seven games combined the past two years.

That’s enough apparently to send him into retirement. He announced it today on his Facebook page.

The announcement is a bit of a surprise, considering the Redskins were interested in acquiring his services and because last October, Jenkins said he wanted to come back, explaining “I'm in uncharted waters. But I'm at the point where I don't care what anybody thinks. I want to leave my mark on the game.”

Now, he’s changed his mind. From Jenkins’ statement on Facebook:

"Wanted to let you all know that I have loved the support and respect that you all have given me throughout my career. But it is time for the torch to be passed to the younger players. I am going to hang up the cleats! The mind is always willing to play but my body deserves the rest. Thank you for the opportunities to play Carolina and New York."

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Comments

Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: July 20, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Kris Jenkins announces retirement

Its to bad, he was a big threat to any team trying to run. Being a Bills fan I'm glad he won't be in the Jets line anymore. I agree he should wait on his papers, who knows with some more rest later on in the season he may just be hungry and healthy for some more runningback bashing. Kris, good luck in whatever comes next in your life you was a joy to watch.



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Kris Jenkins announces retirement

If I was him I would not file the paper work with the leauge yet. Maybe later in the year a team that is making a playoff push needs help at tackle and than he may have a chance at getting the super bowl ring.  Just like his bother did last year with the packers. 




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2011 8:23 pm
 

Kris Jenkins announces retirement

Being a Terps fan, I follow them in the pros and always liked Kris. It was horrible to see him suffer the injury last year in the opening plays of the Ravens game. Good luck with life after football.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Kris Jenkins announces retirement

 

Great post, thanks for the insight on the character of the player.




Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Kris Jenkins announces retirement

Dont even begin to start hatin' on the Arch

the Arch Deluxe had some good yrs in STL, so go eat one. If you wanna talk about realizing your own potential, Adam was an outstanding role player in the cover 2 for three straight yrs ('03-'05), made the All-Rookie team in '01, so yeah, you could say that he wasnt the best in the league but he was still very good. Ask how many WRs wanted to stretch out and grab one across the middle when he was roaming the Rams secondary (EX. - see college teammate Todd Heap from BAL, the Arch knocked his old buddy OUT COLD one yr)

Oh yeah, and he married a playboy centerfold, sounds like even when he is out of his prime he is still doing better than you!



Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Kris Jenkins announces retirement

Great Terp........Fear the Turtle!!



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Kris Jenkins announces retirement

Adam Archuletta had a prime???



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Kris: Thank You for Walking Away

The Lord is smiling down on the Washington Redskins tonight!!!  Kris Jenkins just saved Danny Boy from himself.  Why is it that the Redskins' management and ownership continue to think it is wise to sign older players past their prime???  Did Deion Sanders, Dana Stubblefield, Bruce Smith, Adam Archuletta, Mark Carrier, Henry Ellard, Larry Johnson, Willie Parker, etc etc not cause these fools any reason to pause.  They were interested in a washed up, banged up DT who has played 7 games in the last two years???  Oh man.  It is so hard being a Redskins Fan.  With this relatively new owner, new coach, new management, new stadium, etc., why am I still a Redskins Fan??  I ask myself that sometimes.  



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Kris Jenkins announces retirement

Like I said 2 years ago arguing with a jets fan.  (farmer ted?) What are you talking about Jenkins is flat out washed up. 



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Kris Jenkins announces retirement

"Wanted to let you all know that I have loved the support and respect that you all have given me throughout my career. But it is time for the torch to be passed to the younger players. I am going to hang up the cleats! The mind is always willing to play but my body deserves the rest. Thank you for the opportunities to play Carolina and New York."
 The above shows why this man is rare in the NFL these days. He was not only a Pro Bowl player, but he's an All-Pro person. I'm going to miss him on-the-field and off as well. The guy is extremely funny and charismatic. I hope he lands on the NFL Network(not ESPN please) so fans can see that first hand.

Kris is smart to walk away while he still can walk. He should drop some more pounds now that he doesn't need them to fill the space needed as NG. He lost some when he was on the cookie diet. I suggest South Beach.Cool

Good luck Kris and thanks. You truly gave your all and were a great player.


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