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December 31, 2017 02:56 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Hurts hamstring Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins won't return to Sunday's game against the Colts due to a hamstring injury.

Jenkins has played in just six games this season, recording 11 tackles. The fifth-year pro only played more than 15 defensive snaps twice in those games, so he doesn't leave many defensive snaps in his absence.

December 23, 2017 04:52 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Clear of injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (concussion) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Steelers.

Jenkins started the week not practicing but was able to progress to a full participant Saturday. The 25-year-old has been held out with the concussion since Week 13, and should help bolster the Texans linebacker depth Monday.

December 15, 2017 07:44 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Will miss Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Jenkins hasn't practiced since suffering the concussion in Week 13 and has no real timetable for his return. The veteran inside linebacker typically only plays limited defensive snaps for the Texans at full health.

December 8, 2017 06:16 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Ruled out for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (concussion) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Jenkins remains subject to the league's concussion protocol after suffering the head injury during last week's game against the Titans. The reserve linebacker's absence won't have much of an impact on the Texans' defense, as he's logged just 11 tackles in five games with Houston this season.

December 3, 2017 02:52 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Enters concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (concussion) will not return to Sunday's game against the Titans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Jenkins exited in the first half to be evaluated for a concussion, which has since been confirmed. Dylan Cole and Brian Peters should serve as reserve inside linebackers for the Texans.

December 3, 2017 02:52 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Sustains possible concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins is being evaluated for a possible concussion and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Titans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Jenkins has served mostly in a reserve role at inside linebacker, with Dylan Cole and Brian Peters likely to fill in should he be unable to return Sunday.

November 2, 2017 06:44 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (hand) was a full practice participant Wednesday and is in line to play Sunday against the Colts.

Jenkins is set to make both his season and Texans debut Sunday. The 25-year-old played the last four seasons in Miami, providing a 110-tackle season in 2014. He's on the Texans' depth chart as a reserve linebacker, but their linebacker corps is littered with injuries, meaning Jenkins could be utilized defensively earlier than expected.

October 30, 2017 09:01 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Set to sit Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (hand) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Jenkins just signed with the Texans on Wednesday, but he'll have to wait to make any serious contributions. Still, he slots in as a reserve linebacker, and it will be difficult for him to be fantasy relevant even when he's healthy.

October 28, 2017 12:40 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Jenkins was just signed by the Texans this week and was a limited participant Friday. It's unknown at this point how severe the injury is or exactly what role the 25-year-old will have with his new team.

October 26, 2017 12:09 PM
Texans' Jelani Jenkins: Inks deal with Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans signed Jenkins to a contract Wednesday.

With Dylan Cole (hamstring) expected to miss multiple weeks and Brian Cushing (suspension) sidelined for five more games, the Texans brought Jenkins aboard to bolster their depth at middle linebacker. Jenkins, who hasn't appeared in any games in 2017, saw action in nine contests last season with Miami, logging 29 tackles. He'll assume the roster spot of Marcus Burley, who was released in a corresponding move.

September 19, 2017 05:36 PM
Jelani Jenkins: Let go by Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins was released Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Jenkins was just signed by the Bills a week ago after being let go by the Raiders, but he'll now be on the open market once again. Jenkins was inactive for Sunday's contest against the Panthers.

September 12, 2017 08:48 PM
Bills' Jelani Jenkins: Gets chance in Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins, released by the Raiders a week ago, signed with Buffalo on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

The Bills seem pretty set for starters with Preston Brown, Lorenzo Alexander and Ramon Humber, but Jenkins does present some upside as a guy with NFL starting experience. For a corps that didn't offer much depth entering the season, this seems like a good upside signing by the team's brass, even if Jenkins is no sure thing to stick with the Bills.

September 5, 2017 10:52 PM
Jelani Jenkins: Out of Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (undisclosed) was released by the Raiders on Monday, the team's official site reports.

Jenkins was placed on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury but the Raiders ultimately decided to let the linebacker walk. Jenkins signed a one-year deal with the team this offseason but will now shift his focus to getting healthy and finding a new team to call home.

March 20, 2017 03:52 PM
Raiders' Jelani Jenkins: Signs with Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins signed a contract with the Raiders on Monday, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.

Jenkins had just 29 tackles and one pass defensed with the Dolphins in 2016 while also missing seven games due to a knee injury. When healthy, he's a starting caliber linebacker, but he'll likely compete with Tyrell Adams for the Raiders' starting weakside linebacker position in 2017.

March 20, 2017 02:20 PM
Jelani Jenkins: Expected to visit Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins is expected to visit the Raiders this week, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

A 2013 fourth-round selection, Jenkins started 34 of his 53 regular season games in four years with the Dolphins, highlighted by a 110-tackle, 3.5-sack campaign in 2014. Injuries limited him to nine appearances (seven starts) and 29 tackles last season, but he could still have the inside track to a starting job if he were to land with an Oakland team that has a clear need at both middle and weakside linebacker. Jenkins should be healthy this offseason, as he returned for Miami's lone playoff game after making just one appearance in December.

January 8, 2017 11:50 AM
Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Jenkins will return to game action in the Dolphins' wild-card matchup after missing back-to-back tilts due to a knee issue. He's slated to start at outside linebacker per usual.

January 6, 2017 03:25 PM
Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins: Questionable to play in Sunday's playoff game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (knee) is questionable to play in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Jenkins missed the past two games with an injured knee but returned to practice this week. Look for his status to be confirmed prior to kickoff.

January 4, 2017 06:25 PM
Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Jenkins has missed three of the past four games due to the injury. The Dolphins have been beat up on defense, and although Jenkins is far from a world beater, he will help the Dolphins control LeVeon Bell and the Steelers run game Sunday. Jenkins should once again start at weakside linebacker for Miami.

January 1, 2017 10:00 PM
Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins: Out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Jenkins will miss his second consecutive game due to a knee issue but will look to return in the playoffs now that he's rested for a couple weeks.

December 30, 2016 06:00 PM
Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins: Doubtful to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jenkins (knee) is doubtful to play in Sunday's game versus the Patriots.

Jenkins wasn't able to return to practice this week and appears extremely unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/240
Birthdate:
3/13/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Rockville, MD, USA
School:
Florida
NFL Experience:
6
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