Jenkins, 35, was signed by Washington in late August to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum. Days later, however, he was cut as the Redskins dropped down to a 53-man roster. Jenkins has been in the league since 2004 and he started 14 games for the Giants in 2015. Prior to that, he spent two seasons with the Eagles. Jenkins’ NFC East tour will now continue with the Redskins, a team that badly needs his help.
On Monday night, 33-year-old DeAngelo Williams ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers cruised to a 38-16 victory. The secondary also struggled mightily against Antonio Brown, but increased pressure from the line would have helped the Redskins’ defense all around.
Last season, Jenkins appeared in all 16 contests for the Giants. He tallied 26 tackles and 3.0 sacks.
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