Jenkins (shoulder) signed a two-year deal with the Texans on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Jenkins spent the first five seasons of his professional career with the Jets, racking up a total of 24.5 sacks. He was limited to 12 games in 2020 due to a shoulder injury, though he is expected to be healthy in time for the 2021 season after undergoing surgery. He joins a number of offseason additions on the defensive side of the ball for Houston and should play a significant role among its linebacker corps.
Coach Adam Gase said Thursday that Jenkins (shoulder) will require surgery to address his injury, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. Jenkins is already on IR for the final three weeks of the season, but the news that he'll need surgery could impact his stock in free agency. The 2016 third-round pick had his sack totals decrease from eight to two from 2019 to 2020, but he notched 32 solo tackles both seasons. Through 12 games in 2019, he also had one defended pass and a forced fumble.
Jenkins (shoulder) is ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Jenkins' shoulder injury will force him to miss his first game of the season, making Bryce Hager and Frankie Luvu candidates to handle increased roles. Coach Adam Gase hinted earlier this week that Jenkins had a chance to play, so it's possible that he could require only a one-game absence.
Jenkins (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Coach Adam Gase said he "wouldn't be surprised" if Jenkins manages to suit up for Sunday's road game against the Seahawks, but he did note that the starting linebacker is in "a lot of pain." Given that he's missed two straight practices, Jenkins will likely need to practice in at least some capacity Friday for any chance of suiting up Week 14.
Jenkins (shoulder) was a non-participant during Wednesday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Jenkins has dealt with the shoulder injury during the season already, so it appears the issue continues to bother him. The Georgia product has been strong in a starting role the past four games, racking up 23 tackles (nine solo) and a sack over that span. If he's forced to miss Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Frankie Luvu or Bryce Hager could be in line for a starting role.
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