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Former New York Jets EDGE Jordan Jenkins signs with Houston Texans (Report)

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New York Jets veteran edge defender Jordan Jenkins has reportedly agreed to terms with the troubled Houston Texans.

Veteran edge defender Jordan Jenkins appears to have decided on his next professional home.

The five-year NFL veteran has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans, per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.

Jenkins, 26, signed a one-year deal to remain with the New York Jets last offseason. The team’s third-round pick back in 2016 has been one of the good guys in the Jets locker room since his arrival, but his on-field edge duties fell well short of No. 1 edge-rusher duties.

Never has Jenkins reached the double-digit sack mark. The closest he came was his eight-sack season of 2019, one better than his seven-sack performance the year prior.

Jenkins ranked 37th at the edge defender position via PFF this past season. His 69.4 overall grade was good enough to place him one spot ahead of Yannick Ngakoue and just behind the likes of Josh Sweat, Josh Allen and Leonard Floyd.

According to Wilson, the new Jenkins-Houston pact will be of the two-year variety. Interestingly, Jenkins is set to join an organization going through a tough time.

The recent misconduct rumors swirling around Deshaun Watson have the NFL and its fanbase looking on from a distance in confusion. Apparently, Jenkins wasn’t concerned enough to take the Texans off his destination list.

The Georgia product finishes his New York Jets career with 22.5 sacks, 46 quarterback hits, 25 tackles for loss and 189 total tackles in 72 games over five seasons.

Robert Saleh‘s in-house edge rushers are currently the newly-signed Carl Lawson, second-year Bryce Huff and tweeners who can play both outside and inside in John Franklin-Myers and Kyle Phillips.

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verge tibbs
3 years ago

I wish him the best. Always a good guy, hard worker. Sad that hes walking into such a tumultuous situation though. But i guess that was his choice.