Jenkins, 28, signed a two-year, $6MM deal that contained $3MM guaranteed with the Jets last spring, but he was waived in early November after appearing in only nine games with the club. Because he was cut before Week 10, Jenkins didn’t factor into the compensatory pick formula, and therefore allowed Gang Green to land a third-round comp pick to account for the loss of defensive tackle Damon Harrison.
After working out for the Patriots, Jenkins quickly landed a deal with the Chiefs, with whom he spent the rest of the 2016 campaign. On 132 defensive snaps, Jenkins posted five tackles and put up a half-sack in Kansas City’s postseason game against the Steelers. On the season, Jenkins graded as the league’s No. 67 interior defender, per Pro Football Focus, which handed better marks for his run defense than his play against the pass.
Now back with the Chiefs for another season, Jenkins will continue to serve as a reserve on a defensive line that also includes Jaye Howard, Chris Jones, Bennie Logan, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, and Allen Bailey.
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