Jenkins split last season between New Orleans and Seattle, recording 13 tackles in nine games. He only has 62 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his four-year career, but at 350-plus pounds, he could be of use to Chicago's run defense in a depth role.
Jenkins signed a contract with the Seahawks on Friday, SeattlePi.com reports.
Jenkins, a former third-round selection, was released by the Saints on Tuesday. Now in Seattle, he may struggle to find playing time as the No. 5 defensive tackle on the depth chart.
Jenkins was left off the active roster for this Sunday's win over the 49ers. Instead, rookie defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins made his NFL debut after being sidelined for the first half of the season due to a broken fibula. In seven games with the Saints, Jenkins recorded 10 tackles. Tyeler Davison, Nick Fairley, David Onyemata, and Rankins all remain as defensive tackles on the active roster, leaving little room for Jenkins to receive reps. He'll now look to find his way onto a roster looking to bolster its defensive line.
|8||10/29/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||21||13.0||8||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||12||30||20.0||10||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||14||49||23.0||26||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||7||10||6.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||14||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|