Jenkins signed with the Titans on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Titans cut Adoree' Jackson on Tuesday and replaced him quickly with Jenkins, who was cut by the Saints last week. Jenkins, 32, started all 13 games he played last year, allowing an 81.8 passer rating when targeted in coverage, and he generated 55 tackles, 12 pass breakups and three interceptions. Entering his 10th NFL season, Jenkins will be a Week 1 starter for the Titans.
The Saints are releasing Jenkins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
One could argue that Jenkins is more valuable than the $7 million in cap space this move frees up, but the Saints are in a tough position with the salary cap. They've figured out keeping their top players around, but the second and third-tier veterans like Jenkins and Emmanuel Sanders will need to find new homes. Known for his playmaking more so than his reliable coverage, the 32-year-old Jenkins nonetheless remains viable as a starting outside cornerback, coming off a 2020 campaign with 12 pass defenses and three interceptions in 13 games. He has eight pick-sixes in his career, tied for eighth most all-time.
Jenkins totaled 55 tackles (44 solo), three interceptions and a touchdown across 13 regular-season games in 2020.
Jenkins recorded his most tackles in three seasons and scored the eighth interception return touchdown of his career, moving him into eighth place in NFL history in that category. The veteran continues to be productive late into his career, and he'll look to keep up the solid play as he heads into his 10th season in 2021 with the Saints.
Jenkins had six tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 32-29 loss to the Chiefs.
Kansas City's offense dictated the game and ran 98 plays with a 41:14 time of possession, and Jenkins missed only one snap. The 32-year-old has 46 tackles (37 solo), 10 passes defensed and three interceptions in 11 games this season.
Jenkins (knee) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game versus the Eagles.
After missing last week's game against the Falcons, Jenkins will return to the lineup just in time for rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts' first career start. Jenkins has been solid in coverage this season, allowing a 58.9 passer rating when targeted over nine games.
Jenkins (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Jenkins is making progress after not practicing at all last week and missing Sunday's win over the Falcons. The veteran cornerback will look to elevate to full participation by Friday to put him on track to play against the Eagles in Week 14. The depth behind Jenkins is suspect, as backup cornerback Patrick Robinson (hamstring) was a non-participant Wednesday.
Jenkins (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Jenkins was unable to practice all week after injuring his knee in last week's win over the Broncos. Ken Crawley is expected to start opposite Marshon Lattimore at cornerback in the dangerously thin Saints secondary.
Jenkins (knee) did not practice Wednesday.
Jenkins was forced out of Sunday's win over the Broncos due to his knee injury, and it now looks as though his status for Week 13 is also uncertain. Ken Crawley and Patrick Robinson are the only other healthy cornerbacks on New Orleans' roster, aside from starter Marshon Lattimore.
Jenkins was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Broncos with a knee injury, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
There's no indication about the severity of Jenkins' injury. Marshon Lattimore and Patrick Robinson are the only healthy cornerbacks left on the roster. C.J. Gardner-Johnson, typically a safety, may handle some reps at corner if Jenkins can't return.
Jenkins totaled five tackles (four solo) and an interception in the Saints' 24-9 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Jenkins brought in his second interception of the season and first since Week 1. He'll look to replicate the performance against a turnover-prone Denver squad in Week 12.
Jenkins (shoulder) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
Jenkins will return to the lineup Sunday against the Panthers after missing the team's last two games. The veteran cornerback was strong in coverage over the first three weeks, allowing a 58.0 passer rating and no touchdowns when targeted. He'll immediately return to a starting role.
Jenkins (shoulder) has been ruled out for Monday's game versus the Chargers.
Jenkins will miss a second straight game after sitting out practice all week, but he'll aim to utilize the Week 6 bye to come back healthy against the Panthers in Week 7. Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) is also questionable, so the Saints' secondary is in rough shape heading into Monday. Expect Patrick Robinson to handle a full workload regardless of Lattimore's game-time status.
Jenkins (shoulder) was a non-participant during the Saints' practice session Thursday.
The 31-year-old cornerback missed his first game action of the season in Week 4, as the Saints surrendered 206 passing yards and three touchdowns to Detroit's Matthew Stafford in a 35-29 win. Jenkins has been very sturdy in coverage this season when active, allowing a 57.9 percent completion rate with zero touchdowns surrendered. If he misses a second consecutive start Monday night against the Chargers, Patrick Robinson would be entrusted with a more vital role in the secondary.
Jenkins (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Detroit, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
With both Jenkins and Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) sidelined, New Orleans will turn to Justin Hardee and Patrick Robinson at the cornerback position. Jenkins will hope to heal up in time for the team's Week 5 game against the Chargers.
Jenkins (shoulder) was limited in Thursday's practice, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Jenkins didn't practice due to an illness Wednesday, but it now appears as though he's managing a shoulder injury. If the starting cornerback is able to upgrade to full practice activity Friday, he'll dissolve any worries about his Week 4 availability.
Jenkins (illness) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
This doesn't appear to be related to COVID-19, but Jenkins is away from the team nonetheless. As an every-snap player, Jenkins' availability is crucial for the team's game against the Lions on Sunday, but returning to practice in any capacity would signal he should be ready for Week 4.
Jenkins totaled nine tackles (eight solo), one pass defended and a 36-yard interception returned for a touchdown in Sunday's 34-23 win over the Saints.
With another solid showing, Jenkins is showing why the Saints picked him up last season and subsequently extended his contract through 2022. The veteran corner displayed his nose for the end zone once again, recording his eighth career pick-six, moving him into a tie for eighth all time in NFL history for interceptions returned for touchdowns. He'll face Las Vegas' young receiving corps in Week 2.
Jenkins' restructured contact includes a two-year, $16.75 million extension that will keep him in New Orleans through 2022, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jenkins initially carried a $11.25 million cap hit for 2020, but the Saints were able to reduce that number with the extension and open up more cap space in the process. As a result, the remainder of his contract is now functionally a three-year, $27 million deal that includes $10.2 million guaranteed. Since all the guaranteed money is due in 2020, the Saints can cut Jenkins with no financial repercussions in 2021 or 2022 if his performance dips.
Jenkins and the Saints agreed on a re-structured contract Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The specifics surrounding the new deal remain unclear, but with Jenkins set to count $11.25 million against the cap, the team found a way to create cap space. After the 31-year-old cornerback joined the Saints in Week 16, he started two of three games (including playoffs) and appears in line for a similar role again in 2020.
Jenkins recorded seven tackles (five solo) and an interception in just two appearances for New Orleans in 2019.
Jenkins was snagged off waivers by the Saints after the Giants cut him for using a slur on Twitter, and he appeared in two regular-season contests for New Orleans. He was solid in those contests, and he played an important role in the Saints' first-round playoff loss, recording eight tackles (three solo) and a forced fumble. He's under contract through 2021, though his $10.15M salary for 2020 is non-guaranteed, and the Saints could cleanly cut ties with him in the offseason. He has 23 career interceptions in eight NFL seasons (including five in 2019), and his proven track record may entice the organization to keep him around for the final year of his deal.
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