Raiders Sign LB Jelani Jenkins

Jelani Jenkins has found a new home. The Raiders announced that they have signed the linebacker. Jenkins’ Raiders pact is for one year, Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com tweets.Jelani Jenkins (vertical)

The Raiders have been in the market for support at both weakside linebacker and middle linebacker. Jenkins’ best fit may be on the weakside, but it’s possible he’ll see time at both spots.

Jenkins’ best season with the Dolphins came in 2014 when he had 110 combined tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one pass defensed. We haven’t seen him replicate those numbers in the last two years, however. In 2016, Pro Football Focus gave Jenkins the worst grade of any linebacker with enough snaps to qualify for ranking. His 31.4 score was hilariously bad, but he had good showings (76.9; 73.2) in the previous two campaigns.

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