Free agent nose tackle Kris Jenkins is currently rehabbing from his second major knee surgery in as many seasons, but has plans to play in the NFL again. It probably won’t be with the Jets.
“I’d be interested if [the Jets] had grass on the stadium field but right now, that’s the big thing and they don’t,” Jenkins told Kristian Dyer of Metro News yesterday.
The likable run-stuffer went on to praise the entire Jets management, and said owner Woody Johnson even spoke to him after the team cut Jenkins in February. But he wants to play for a team that plays on natural grass to help his chances of avoiding injury again.
“[FieldTurf], it ain’t my friend. Just as far as my health is concerned, I need to think about that and how my body can and will respond,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins has been rehabbing daily and is running again. He’ll join his brother Cullen training in Florida next week.