Jenkins recorded seven tackles (six solo), two pass breakups and an interception in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Broncos.
Jenkins has now posted seven or more tackles in four of the last five games, but these were his first marks in the pass breakup and interception columns this year. His playing time has been consistent, playing all of the defensive snaps in five straight contests. Jenkins could be busy again Week 9 when Josh Jacobs and the Raiders come to town.
Jenkins had eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 39-29 win against Jacksonville.
Jenkins played 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps and has converted at least eight tackles two games in a row. The hard-hitting safety is quickly starting to emerge as an intriguing fantasy option and should be in for another featured matchup against the run-heavy Broncos.
Jenkins had nine tackles (seven solo) during Monday's 30-27 loss to the Saints in overtime.
The 26-year-old finished second on the team in tackles behind Kyzir White, and it's the second time this season he's posted nine tackles. Jenkins' IDP value remains limited since he has eight total tackles over three games besides the two nine-tackle performances.
Jenkins (groin) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Jenkins was upgraded to full practice Friday after he was limited earlier in the week, so this news isn't surprising. The 2017 fourth-round pick should expect to handle his usual starting safety role for the contest now that he's healthy.
Jenkins (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Jenkins began the week with back-to-back limited practices, but he upgraded to full participation Friday. The starting safety looks like he's trending in the right direction, but a final word on his availability may not be given until approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 P.M. ET kickoff.
Jenkins (groin) registered nine tackles (three solo) and a sack in the 21-16 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
Jenkins continues to build off a productive 2019 season where he registered 54 tackles as the pseudo starting safety. The loss of Derwin James (knee) means the veteran should be safely locked into starting duties for the foreseeable future, although the team did sign longtime Charger, Jahleel Addae, to the team's practice squad early last week.
Jenkins (groin) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Jenkins suffered the groin injury in last week's loss to the Chiefs, however, he's healthy enough to suit up a week later. The 2017 fourth-round pick should return to his usual role as the team's starting strong safety.
Jenkins (groin) is considered day-to-day after exiting Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
The 26-year-old was limited to 34 defensive snaps Sunday due to the groin injury, and he remains less than 100 percent. Jenkins' status should be updated further when the Chargers return to practice later in the week.
Jenkins is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to a groin injury.
Jenkins missing any time is a significant blow to a Chargers' secondary already operating without Derwin James (knee). Desmond King and Alohi Gilman will handle increased workloads as long as Jenkins is unable to play.
Jenkins registered 54 tackles (34 solo), three interceptions and four passes defended over the course of the 2019 season.
Jenkins was forced into a prominent secondary position after injuries to Derwin James (ankle) and Adrian Phillips (forearm) left the Chargers vulnerable at safety. Despite the relatively high tackle numbers, the 26-year-old safety was a net negative against the run according to multiple Pro Football Focus rankings and likely will see his playing time reduced in 2020 with the healthy return of both James and Phillips.
Jenkins registered three tackles and one interception in a 24-17 loss to the Chiefs on Monday.
Monday night's game, played in Mexico City, saw Jenkins record his third interception of 2019, but it came in a Chargers loss. He remains a risky play in IDP formats, largely because of a lack of tackles. As an every-down safety, the 25-year-old has only registered 43 tackles this season.
Jenkins registered five tackles and one interception in the 24-17 loss Sunday to the Steelers.
The interception came on an errant pass from the Steelers' third-string quarterback, Devlin Hodges, with Jenkins capitalizing on the overthrown ball to record his second pick of the season. Jenkins has played 100 percent of the defensive snaps in all but one game thus far, but his lack of consistent tackle opportunities makes him a risky IDP play.
Jenkins led the team in tackles during Sunday's 30-10 win over the Dolphins, picking up six (five solo) including a tackle for a loss.
The entire Chargers secondary played admirably, with slot cornerback Desmond King picking up 2.5 sacks while Michael Davis recorded his first interception on top of Jenkins' team-leading total in tackles. The third-year safety has been inconsistent when it comes to recording tackles, but has played in all but seven defensive snaps to date.
Jenkins recorded one solo tackle, one defended pass and an interception during Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Lions.
Jenkins played every snap for the Chargers' defense for a second consecutive week. The third-year pro looks locked in as Los Angeles' starting free safety, but his inconsistent weekly tackle count makes him tough to rely on in IDP formats.
Jenkins will likely see competition from Jaylen Watkins and Nasir Adderley for the Chargers' starting free safety spot, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
Jenkins was originally poised for the starting role after Jahleel Addae was released in early March and Derwin James slid over to strong safety, but the emergence of Jaylen Watkins (knee) and the selection of Nasir Adderley (undisclosed) in the second round of the 2019 Draft have muddied those waters. Jenkins enjoyed a starting gig in the Chargers' two playoff games last season, seeing the field for all but two defensive snaps while racking up 13 total tackles. Adderley likely poises the biggest threat to Jenkins' role, but the rookie is currently dealing with an undisclosed injury and has only managed to practice on the side so far this offseason.
Jenkins will compete with Jaylen Watkins for the starting free safety position, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Jahleel Addae's release at the beginning of March opened the door for Jenkins and Watkins to have a shot at a starting spot, with Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate Derwin James sliding over to the strong safety role. Jenkins was the de factor starter during the Chargers' postseason run thanks to multiple season-ending injuries to different linebackers, and promptly responded with 20 tackles over the course of the final three games. Consider Jenkins the favorite for the role with Watkins still recovering from a preseason torn ACL.
Jenkins is listed as the starting free safety on the team's first unofficial depth chart of the season, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
2018 first-round pick, Derwin James, had been held out of training camp the first week due to a hamstring injury, which likely prompted the surprising depth chart alignment. So long as James remains healthy the rest of the preseason, Jenkins is expected to be relegated to a situational "box safety," a role he performed admirably in 2017.
Jenkins is likely no longer in contention for a starting safety spot after the Chargers selected Derwin James in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
It was a surprise to see James fall to the No. 17 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, as many projected the Florida State product to be among the first 10 picks. While the Chargers might be thankful for the slide, it certainly hurts the case of Jenkins, who figured to be in position for a starting role with Tre Boston still drifting in free agency. Jenkins could still see an uptick in snaps, but James and Jahleel Addae profile as the likely starters at safety.
Jenkins could get a chance to start at safety in 2018, Dan Woike of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Jenkins didn't play much as a rookie, only appearing in the Chargers' last five contests, where he recorded 13 tackles and a pass defensed. Tre Boston, one of the team's starting safeties in 2017, still hasn't been re-signed, leaving Jenkins and Adrian Phillips (ankle) as the top candidates to replace him. Even if Boston ultimately sticks around, Jenkins should have an opportunity to earn more playing time on defense.
Jenkins (concussion) was back at practice as a full participant Wednesday.
Jenkins suffered a concussion in the Chargers season opener, which ultimately led him to miss Week 2. He appears back to full health though and should be on track to provide depth at safety for Sunday's clash against the Chiefs.
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|Sun 09/20||vs KC||L 20-23||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||vs CAR||L 16-21||3||6||9||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ TB||L 31-38||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 10/12||@ NO||L 27-30||7||2||9||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs JAC||W 39-29||7||1||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ DEN||L 30-31||6||1||7||0||1||2||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs LV||L 26-31||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ MIA||L 21-29||4||1||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs NYJ||W 34-28||4||3||7||0||0||1||0||0|
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