Jarvis Jenkins finalizes deal with Jets

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Late last week, there was word that the Jets and defensive end Jarvis Jenkins were closing in on a deal that would take Jenkins from Chicago to New Jersey for the 2016 season.

Jenkins’ agents announced Wednesday that the deal has been wrapped up. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that it is a two-year deal, rather than the three-year deal that had been reported last week, for $7 million. Jenkins has $3 million in guaranteed money.

Jenkins had 32 tackles and four sacks for the Bears in 15 starts last season. He’ll slot into a talented group of ends with the Jets that also includes Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams. Richardson may face league discipline for a 2015 arrest, which could mean an expanded role for Jenkins early in the season.

The Jets are also expected to finalize a contract with defensive tackle Steve McLendon, who would help them replace Damon Harrison at nose tackle after Harrison’s move to the Giants as a free agent. The Jets will likely have to make a corresponding move elsewhere on the roster to recalibrate the salary cap in light of the new arrivals.

10 responses to “Jarvis Jenkins finalizes deal with Jets

  1. Awesome. D is set. Backs and receivers good to go. Now cut d’Brick and someone else and free up some money to sign Fitz. Draft a bunch of o-lineman and maybe an outside linebacker that smoked weed and dropped.

  2. Going to a 4-3.

    Crappy LBs and Safeties.

    They can’t cover and now with Harrison gone and Wilkerson with one foot out the door, a disaster in the making for NY in 2016 and beyond.

    They still have no QB or LBs.

    They’re also terrible at OT and are old in spots.

    Buying up new bodies every 1-2 years never works. You have to draft well, and develop talent internally.

    Good thing they’re enjoying renting Revis as he rapes their cupboard dry.

  3. Pryor is a top 15 pick and is only a SS. This is like me saying Pat Chung is somehow an elite Safety.


    I would be ticked off my Safety that I will need to pay big money to in 2 years, is only a one dimensional player.

    Gilchrist is a JAG. Solid, but nothing more. Glad you think each is a game changer, though.

    The NY Delusionals.

  4. PS – I think Pryor’s nickname is “Stone Hips”.

    Hilarious. In a passing league, you take a traditional SS in the top 20 of a draft.


  5. Maybe. But when we’re talking beyond 2016 we’re also talking about 41 year-old Brady, are we not? Do we see any drop off occurring there?

  6. PS – NE will trade Garoppolo for a 2nd rd pick in 2017 and then draft another QB to keep back QB costs down (back up QBs cost around 5 mil).

    Jets will somehow manage to blow all draft picks in 2017.

    See how this works?

  7. Pryor is more than just a SS. He was decent in coverage as well.

    We also run a 3-4, not a 4-3… More nickel than 4-3

    If Wilkerson is looking for that big contract elsewhere, it would behoove him to play at the top of his game

    Harris and Mangold have a year or 2 left in them of solid play. Their replacements should be drafted soon. Mauldin looks like he could develop into a decent edge LBer.

    The tackles need to be upgraded ASAP, along with our RG.

  8. Sorry, Ty….but you can’t seem to have a logical discussion regarding the Jets due to your deep hatred in regards to Roger Goodell being an ex-employee of the team. It clouds every post you make. The Jets miss on every pick they make? They have no good players? Even the most ardent of Jets-haters excluding yourself would not think like this. I can give you a list of good players picked over the years, but what’s the point?

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