Jenkins played with Kansas City for the final seven games of the 2016 season, recording just five tackles. In what will be his first fool season with the club, look for Jenkins to see a slightly increased role as a backup defensive lineman.
Jenkins signed with the Chiefs on Monday.
Jenkins was waived by the Jets prior to Week 10 after playing a minimal role with the team. The veteran will presumably provide depth on the defensive line going forward. The Chiefs opted to waive defensive tackle David King in a correlated roster move.
Jenkins was released by the Jets on Wednesday.
Signed to a two-year, $6 million contract in March, Jenkins played a minimal role for the Jets this season to the tune of about 20 snaps per game. However, management presumably felt those snaps were better spent on up-and-coming talent rather than a veteran, evidenced by the fact that Jenkins isn't known to be dealing with injury coupled with how the team signed third-year DL Anthony Johnson to take his place.
It is unclear what issue caused Jenkins to miss practice Monday. He played a limited role in Sunday's loss to the
|P2||8/19/17||@ CIN||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/17||@ SEA||8:00 pm|
|1||9/7/17||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/17||@ OAK||8:25 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||7||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||9||9||7.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|