LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

Las Vegas Raiders Sign Defensive End Jordan Jenkins

Aug 18, 2022, 2:12 PM | Updated: 2:30 pm
Jordan Jenkins #50 of the Houston Texans reacts after a defensive stop during the third quarter aga...
HOUSTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 09: Jordan Jenkins #50 of the Houston Texans reacts after a defensive stop during the third quarter against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Raiders have signed defensive end Jordan Jenkins.

Jenkins spent his first five seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets. As a defensive end with the Jets, he played 72 games, starting 62 and recording 7 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries, and 22.5 sacks. In 2019, he led the Jets with a career-high 8 sacks.

He played for the Houston Texans during the 2021 season, where he played in 11 games and recorded 2.5 sacks.

“I played against Jordan [Jenkins] a lot, going back to the AFC East. Physical guy and played in a very tough conference in college football and came in and does a good job of some of the things we ask our guys to do on the edge,” coach Josh McDaniels said to the media Thursday. “We’ll see how he does here. We haven’t really had any opportunity to work with him yet but he has demonstrated the ability to set the edge on defense and do some things in the pass rush. Great guy.”

To make room on the roster for Jordan Jenkins, the Raiders released linebacker Kenny Young.

Earlier this week, the team announced another move on the defensive side, trading safety Tyree Gillespie to the Tennessee Titans. The Raiders received a 2024-seventh-round pick in the deal.

Raiders Score

Las Vegas Raiders

Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders calls a play at the line of scrimmage during a g...
JAKE SHAPIRO, DenverFan.com Analyst

Oddsmakers pen Broncos as underdogs in Las Vegas Against Raiders

This story was originally published by Jake Shapiro of the Denver Fan, a Bonneville station.  The Denver Broncos are headed back out on the road after collecting two wins at home to bolster their record to 2-1. This week the blue and orange face off against the silver and black. The Las Vegas Raiders have […]
1 day ago
Mack Hollins #10 of the Las Vegas Raiders catches a pass against Terrance Mitchell #39 of the Tenne...
Joseph Jarosz

McDaniels, Carr React To Raiders Loss Against Titans

The Las Vegas Raiders are the first team in the NFL to start the 2022 season with an 0-3 record. They face the Denver Broncos in Week 4.
2 days ago
Keelan Cole #84 of the Las Vegas Raiders fails to make a catch against Kristian Fulton #26 of the T...
Joseph Jarosz

Raiders Come Up Short To Titans 24-22; Start Season 0-3

The Las Vegas Raiders are the first team to start the 2022 NFL Season 0-3. Josh McDaniels and the offense looked like they might pull out a miracle at the end, but came up short against the Tennessee Titans, 24-22. The Titans’ defense broke up the game-tieing two-point conversion. The 0-3 start is the worse […]
3 days ago
Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans scores on a ten yard touchdown run against the Oakland Ra...
Joseph Jarosz

How to watch Raiders vs. Titans Week 3: TV channel, start time

Both the Las Vegas Raiders and Tennessee Titans are looking for their first win this weekend. Both teams have started the season 0-2.
4 days ago
Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Las Vegas Raiders walks off the field with medical staff after a fumble t...
Joseph Jarosz

Hunter Renfrow Out Sunday Against Titans; Josh Jacobs To Play

The Las Vegas Raiders listed Josh Jacobs as questionable with an illness. Hunter Renfrow is out for Sunday's game with a concussion.
5 days ago
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels watches the game in the fourth quarter against the Ariz...
Joseph Jarosz

Raiders Coach Says Titans Are ‘Going To Be A Big Challenge’

Either the Las Vegas Raiders or Tennessee Titans will walk away from Sunday’s game 0-3. Raiders coach Josh McDaniels is doing everything he can to make sure that’s not his team. In Week 2, the Raiders lost in overtime to the Arizona Cardinals 29-23. On Monday night, the Titans lost in a blowout to the […]
5 days ago
Las Vegas Raiders Sign Defensive End Jordan Jenkins