Raiders sign defensive end Jordan Jenkins

New York Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins (48) hits Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith...
New York Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins (48) hits Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(AP)
Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 2:04 PM PDT
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HENDERSON, Nev. (KOLO) - The Las Vegas Raiders announced Thursday they have signed defensive end Jordan Jenkins.

Jenkins joins the Raiders after spending last season with the Houston Texans, where he recorded 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

He was originally a third round draft pick of the New York Jets in 2016 and played five seasons with the team.

During his six-year career, he has appeared in 83 games, totaling 204 tackles, 25 sacks, eight passes defended, seven forced fumbles, and five fumbles recovered.

His best season came in 2019, when he lead the Jets in sacks with a career high eight. The year before in 2018, he tied for the team lead with seven.