The Texans released defensive end Jordan Jenkins this week and there’ll likely be loads of interest within the six-year veteran as rosters start to come back together. The primary bite on the road got here slightly quickly as Jenkins went to Las Vegas to work out with the Raiders today, in accordance with Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.
Jenkins was a five-year starter for the Jets after being chosen within the third-round of the 2016 NFL Draft. It took a while for Jenkins to search out his footing, but he exploded onto the scene over the 2018 & 2019 seasons. After only recording 5.5 sacks, 7.0 tackles for loss, and 12 quarterback hits in his first two seasons, Jenkins broke out with 15.0 sacks, 15.0 tackles for loss, and 28 quarterback hits over the subsequent two years. Jenkins also has an inclination for causing turnovers over his profession with seven forced fumbles and five recoveries to this point.
The Raiders are strong atop the depth chart with Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones starting and Clelin Ferrell coming off the bench. The depth behind those three, though, may very well be significantly improved in the event that they can add the perfect version of Jenkins. Jenkins didn’t start any games for the Texans last 12 months and struggled with injuries during his final 12 months in Latest York. But when he can bounce back to his 2018-19 form, Jenkins and the Raiders is perhaps an ideal match.
Listed here are a few updates surrounding some injuries from across the NFL this preseason:
- Panthers center Bradley Bozeman suffered an ankle injury in practice yesterday and will lose out on the starting job due to it. After starting the last three years on Baltimore’s offensive line (the primary two at left guard and the third at center), Bozeman was brought in to compete with Pat Elflein for the starting center job in Carolina. It seems he’ll lose some ground in that battle as head coach Matt Rhule announced that Bozeman will likely be out two to 3 weeks due to the injury, in accordance with Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus.
- Texans cornerback Tavierre Thomas is out indefinitely after suffering a pulled quadriceps muscle, in accordance with a tweet from Wilson. Thomas began eight games last 12 months for the Texans after coming over from Cleveland. The previous special teams ace has begun to carve out a job within the secondary during his time in Houston. When given the chance last 12 months, Thomas recorded his first two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and 4 passes defensed.
- A promising rookie season for Colts’ sixth-round pick Andrew Ogletree ended today before it could even begin after the tight end tore his ACL at practice, in accordance with the Indy Star’s Joel A. Erickson. The 24-year-old out of Youngstown State impressed in camp this summer and hoped to compete for the backup tight end job behind Mo Alie-Cox.