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Jarvis Jenkins ready to return to Redskins

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The Redskins suffered a significant blow last preseason when Jarvis Jenkins, the second-round draft pick they hoped would start on their defensive line, went down with a torn ACL. But there’s good news about Jenkins this week: He’s been cleared to return.

Jenkins wrote on Twitter that he got a clean bill of health at his latest medical checkup.

“Officially was cleared earlier today to play ball again god is good now it’s def time for football!” Jenkins wrote.

The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Jenkins can play either end or tackle, but he’s expected to compete with Adam Carriker for the starting position at right end in the Redskins’ defense. That competition can start with the beginning of the Redskins’ offseason work on Monday.

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17 Responses to “Jarvis Jenkins ready to return to Redskins”
  1. skinsnation703 says: Apr 12, 2012 8:19 AM

    There’s our second round pick we’re missing this year. Hail. #RG3inDMV

  2. waltdawg says: Apr 12, 2012 8:22 AM

    This dude is a beast. We will def have an upgrade here. Now for WR, CB, LB, SS, FS and OL…One step at a time!

  3. karlpilkington says: Apr 12, 2012 8:29 AM

    Redskins nation, lets just think of this BEAST as our 2nd round pick this year because he was lost so early last year. Thinking that way will help the sting a bit of losing those picks to draft RG3. If you are outside of the DMV and no nothing of this guy well before he went down last year he was NOT playing like a rookie, we will just leave it at that.

    HTTR!!!

  4. karlpilkington says: Apr 12, 2012 8:30 AM

    Apr 12, 2012 8:19 AM
    There’s our second round pick we’re missing this year. Hail. #RG3inDMV

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    What do they say about great minds?

  5. 21skinsfan21 says: Apr 12, 2012 9:01 AM

    Carriker has been pretty good, but i think Jenkins will be the man this year. Him and KERRAKPO (kerrigan,orakpo) should be a damn good D line this year.

  6. allinskins says: Apr 12, 2012 9:16 AM

    We just need consant havoc coming off the ball between KO at the OLBs. This dude was looking promising in the preseason. Hope he can get back to form. With offense giving a little more help this Def can lead the way next season! HAIL

  7. gweez76 says: Apr 12, 2012 9:17 AM

    Coaches and players both said he was playing like our best dlineman before he went down. Shanny said he looked like a top 5 pick. Too bad he wasn’t an Olineman…

  8. solomon151 says: Apr 12, 2012 9:27 AM

    karlpilkington says:
    Apr 12, 2012 8:29 AM
    Redskins nation, lets just think of this BEAST as our 2nd round pick this year because he was lost so early last year. Thinking that way will help the sting a bit of losing those picks to draft RG3. If you are outside of the DMV and no nothing of this guy well before he went down last year he was NOT playing like a rookie, we will just leave it at that.
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    Umm, Well, That was PreSeason.

  9. tonyromoisterrible says: Apr 12, 2012 10:39 AM

    Best defense in the NFC East this year.

  10. therealsmiley says: Apr 12, 2012 10:47 AM

    He did look very good in limited play last year. I think he’s going to be a very good player on that D-line. Hail!

  11. uslim2nun says: Apr 12, 2012 1:08 PM

    This Dline will go down in history!!!!!! These next few years they dominate…..maybe not right away this year but give them a little time….HTTR

  12. larrydavid7000 says: Apr 12, 2012 1:09 PM

    welcome back.!!!!!!!

  13. calzone21411 says: Apr 12, 2012 1:20 PM

    redskins defense will regress this year. they got pounded the last 5 games of last season. not sure how these delusional fans think they get any better with one defensive lineman added to the roster and an obliterated secondary.

  14. tobymo says: Apr 12, 2012 1:43 PM

    JJ is a stud… big, strong, fast and agile. He was destroying starting linemen in scrimmages and pre-season last year. I don’t care if they’re “playing into shape”, when you get manhandled, you get manhandled. He’s going to be one of the best 3-4 DEs in the league by the end of next year.

  15. walter0247 says: Apr 12, 2012 5:25 PM

    i’m not being a homer here. and i know our secondary is awful but if jarvis jenkins shows that same fire as last year.. he is going to pick up double teams. on the same side orakpo gets double teamed all the time. kerrigan on the opposite side is great at getting to the qb and he is even worthy of getting blocked by two people. then throw in a *possible* up and comer perry rilley? :p and london fletcher re-signing and the skins have one heck of a defensive front. just be sure to keep your heads on a swivel romo, vick, and eli!

  16. tonyromoisterrible says: Apr 12, 2012 6:24 PM

    Flacco gets knocked out for the year when the ravens play the Skins this year.

  17. rdsknfan81 says: Apr 13, 2012 1:22 PM

    This guy has the potential to do some damage. Probably wont have the high number of sacks, but will helps break the middle open for ILB Blitz’s and take on double teams to open up the outside for Orakpo and Kerrigan.

    I saw a report that the Redskins and Fletcher’s side are pushing to work things out before monday. This would be great! Now all we need to draft is another ILB to follow him.

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