Jordan Jenkins

NFL COVID-19 List Updates: 12/29/21

Several key players returned to practice Wednesday. Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from around the league:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Activated from practice squad/COVID-19 list: WR Rico Bussey

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Football Team

NFL COVID List Updates: 12/23/21

We’ve compiled a list of players who were placed or activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list today. In some instances, players activated from the list remain on IR:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans

Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New York Giants

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Football Team

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/18/21

Today’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Tennessee Titans

Texans’ Jordan Jenkins To Return From IR

The Texans have designated Jordan Jenkins for return from IR, per a club announcement. Jenkins has missed the last few weeks with a torn PCL, but it appears that it was just a partial tear, one that didn’t require significant surgery. 

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Jenkins, a 2016 third-round pick of the Jets, joined up with the Texans on a two-year, $6MM deal in March. The Texans aren’t playing for much at this point, but Jenkins may be motivated to keep his job (and contract) for 2022. In theory, the Texans could release him this spring to save $3MM against just $500K in dead money.

Jenkins notched 22.5 sacks in his previous five seasons with the Jets, including 15 sacks between the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Then, he took a step back in 2020 with career-lows in tackles (32) and sacks (2). So far this year, he’s got 17 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and three tackles for loss in Houston.

The Texans are now 2-11 following Sunday’s loss the Seahawks. They’ll try to snap their three-game losing streak this week when they face the Jaguars in Jacksonville.

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/27/21

Here is how teams finalized their Week 12 rosters:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

  • Promoted: WR Matt Cole, OL Austen Pleasants

Cincinnati Bengals

Green Bay Packers

  • Promoted: LB La’Darius Hamilton

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New York Giants

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Texans’ Jordan Jenkins To Miss Time

Texans edge rusher Jordan Jenkins will be out for at least a little while (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790). Jenkins has been diagnosed with a torn PCL, per head coach David Culley, which will rule him out for a minimum of two weeks. Surgery is also a possibility, and that would likely rule him out for the year. 

Jenkins, a former 2016 third-round pick of the Jets, joined up with the Texans in March. His two-year, $6MM deal will keep him under club control for 2022, though the Texans could cut him to save $3MM with just $500K in dead money.

Jenkins compiled 22.5 sacks in his previous five seasons with the Jets, including 15 sacks between the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He was also healthy for the most part, missing just eight games in that stretch. While he took a step back in 2020 with career-lows in tackles (32) and sacks (2), the Texans saw him as a cost-effective addition to their overhauled defense.

To date, Jenkins has logged eight games with the Texans as a reserve. All together, he’s recorded 17 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and three tackles for loss with Culley & Co.

While they’ve lost Jenkins for a bit, the Texans did manage to beat the Titans 22-13 on Sunday. Now stationed at 2-8, they’ll try for their first winning streak of the year against the Jets on Sunday.

Texans To Sign LB Jordan Jenkins

Jordan Jenkins is leaving the Jets. The free agent pass rusher is signing with the Texans, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter). It’s a two-year, $6MM deal for Jenkins, and the veteran has the potential to earn up to $8MM.

The 2016 third-round pick had spent his entire five-year career with the Jets, missing only eight of the team’s games over that span. The veteran has compiled 22.5 sacks throughout his career, including 15 sacks between the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

He took a bit of a step back in 2020. Jenkins started all 12 of his appearances, but he finished with career-lows in tackles (32) and sacks (2). He also compiled six QB hits. The 26-year-old’s season ended on the injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

As Field Yates notes on Twitter, the Jets roster has seen a complete makeover under GM Joe Douglas. Safety Marcus Maye, the team’s second-round pick in 2017, is now New York’s longest-tenured player.

 

Jets Place LB Jordan Jenkins On IR

Dec. 18: Jenkins will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum and dislocated shoulder, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports (via Twitter). According to RapSheet, Jenkins actually sustained the injury in Week 3 but has tried to battle through it. That could certainly explain his underwhelming performance this year, but the good news for him is that he is expected to be full healthy by the start of free agency.

Dec. 16: The Jets re-signed Jordan Jenkins in March; the veteran pass rusher’s time with the team may be over. Gang Green moved Jenkins to IR Wednesday. He will miss the rest of the season.

A Mike Maccagnan-era draft choice, Jenkins returned via one-year, $3.75MM deal under new GM Joe Douglas. But Jenkins has not produced much in what is on pace to be the worst season in Jets history.

Jenkins will end this season with just two sacks and six QB hits in 12 games. This comes after the former third-round pick totaled 15 sacks between the 2018 and ’19 seasons. He missed New York’s Week 14 game against Seattle with a shoulder injury and will likely head into free agency on the heels of this early end to his season.

Whether the Jets opt to retain Jenkins again or not, they will enter yet another offseason with glaring needs on the edge. Jenkins and Tarell Basham (two sacks) are the only Jets edge players with more than one sack. The team has an extra first-round pick from the Jamal Adams trade, but Douglas may have to address this position in free agency and the draft.

Contract Details: Jets, Charlton, Gipson

Some assorted contract details to pass along:

  • Tashaun Gipson, S (Bears): One year. Deal is worth $1.05MM, including $550K in guaranteed money. Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle on Twitter.
  • Johnathan Joseph, CB (Titans): One year. Deal is worth $2MM, including $1.5MM guaranteed. Additional $500K in “reachable incentives” and another $750K in standard incentives. Contract worth a maximum of $3.25MM. Via Tom Pelissero of NFL.com on Twitter and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network on Twitter.
  • Frank Gore, RB (Jets): One year. Deal is worth $1.05MM, including $200K guaranteed. Cap charge of $750K. Via Pelissero on Twitter and ESPN’s Rich Cimini on Twitter.
  • Jordan Jenkins, LB (Jets): One-year. Deal is worth $3.75MM. $3.25MM in guaranteed money, including $1.75MM signing bonus and $1.5MM base salary. $500K in roster bonuses, $250K in “likely to be earned” incentives. Via Cimini on Twitter.
  • Taco Charlton, DE (Chiefs): One year. Deal is worth $825K. Via Pelissero on Twitter.
  • Devontae Booker, RB (Raiders): Signed. One year deal worth veteran salary benefit ($887.5K cap charge). Includes $50K signing bonus. Via ESPN’s Field Yates on Twitter.

Jets To Re-Sign Jordan Jenkins

The Jets have agreed to re-sign linebacker Jordan Jenkins to a one-year, $5MM deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News was the first to report a deal between Jenkins and New York was close (on Twitter).

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams represents a key part of why Jenkins is interested in returning, tweets Mehta. Jenkins has led the Jets in sacks in each of the past two seasons, totaling 15 in that span.

Previously, both Mehta and SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano indicated the Jets and Jenkins were either far apart on terms or that the team had not made much of a push to re-sign the mid-level edge rusher. The Giants expressed interest in bringing Jenkins to MetLife Stadium’s other locker room, but the Jetswill take a step toward filling their annual need at outside linebacker with a Jenkins reunion. The team still has a need at this spot, but the late-blooming Jenkins will be a good start for Gang Green.

Despite being a near-full-time player in 2016-17, Jenkins totaled just 5.5 sacks in that span. The former third-round pick out of Georgia took a step forward over the final two years of his rookie contract, totaling 15 sacks and 28 QB hits. The 2020 season will be Jenkins’ age-26 campaign.