NEW YORK (AP) Kris Jenkins is shedding weight one cookie at a time.
The New York Jets’ hefty nose tackle tells The Associated Press he has lost about 20 pounds since starting the popular Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet in May. Yep, that’s right – by eating cookies.
Jenkins says he weighs 365 pounds right now after ballooning to 390 – 30 more than his normal playing weight – earlier in the offseason while recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that sidelined him for the second half of last season.
He is also determined to win a weight-loss competition between him, coach Rex Ryan and teammate Damien Woody, with the winner to be determined at a weigh-in when the team reports for training camp Sunday in Cortland, N.Y.