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)

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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.


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