MARCH 30, 12:06pm: The Jets have finally made the Jenkins signing official, announcing the move today in a press release.
MARCH 16, 10:52am: The Jets and Jenkins have now officially agreed to terms, per agency SportsTrust Advisors (Twitter link). Mehta tweets that it’s a two-year, $7MM contract with $3MM guaranteed for the defensive lineman.
MARCH 11, 5:04pm: While the Jets and Jenkins haven’t officially agreed to terms, there’s an expectation that the two sides will eventually work out a deal, tweets Mehta.
4:48pm: Jenkins and the Jets do not yet have an agreement, Kimberley Martin of Newsday reports (on Twitter). Jenkins told friends, per Mehta (on Twitter) he was working on a deal with the Jets, but he will head back to Atlanta, where he’s a resident, for now with no deal in place.
4:31pm: The Jets appear to be adding to their top-notch defensive end group by signing Jarvis Jenkins, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweets.
It’s a three-year, $6MM deal for Jenkins, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
Joining Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams in New York, Jenkins played the first three seasons of his career in Washington before joining the Bears last season.
Jenkins, who missed his rookie season with a torn ACL, signed with the Bears last year but didn’t fare well in the mind of Pro Football Focus, which rated him as its No. 104 interior defender last season. Jenkins did, however, record a career-best four sacks in 2015.
The Jets applied the franchise tag to Wilkerson last week, and Richardson’s likely uncomplicated fifth-year option decision is forthcoming.
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