Former Clemson DT re-signs with Chiefs


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Sometimes staying put is the right play for your future.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins has re-signed with the team on Wednesday. No contract details have been announced at this time.

Jenkins appeared in 11 games last season (19% of defensive snaps) and registered a sack and 11 tackles.

In 2016, the 29-year old was waived by the New York Jets as he had only 120 snaps in nine games registering nine tackles and zero sacks. He finalized a two-year deal with the New York Jets worth around $7 million with $3 million guaranteed at the beginning of the season through free agency. In November, he signed with the Chiefs and played seven games and had eight tackles and a half-sack to finish out the season.

In 2015, Jenkins had his most impressive year as a pro with four sacks and 32 tackles. In 2013 (five starts), he had two sacks and followed that up in 2014 (14 starts) with 28 tackles and no sacks.

The former Daniel high school product suffered a torn ACL injury and missed his rookie season back in 2011, but rebounded to start 14 games in 2012 and had 25 tackles.

In his NFL career, he has 131 tackles and seven sacks across 86 career games.

He was the #41st overall pick (2nd round) out of Clemson in the 2011 NFL draft and was named first-team All-ACC his senior season for the Tigers with 51 tackles, 9 tackles for loss and 16 quarterback pressures.



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