NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Jets have reportedly agreed to terms with former Bears and Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins.
The deal is worth $7 million over two years, the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reported.READ MORE: Protesters Attempt To Storm Entrance Of Barclays Center Over Nets' Refusal To Allow Kyrie Irving To Play Due To NYC Vaccine Mandate
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Jenkins, 27, started 15 games for the Bears last season, registering 32 tackles and four sacks. He spent the three previous seasons with Washington, where he started 33 games but only recorded two sacks.READ MORE: NYPD: Knife Fight Spills Into Midtown Pizzeria, 2 Taken Into Custody
He figures to provide depth behind Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams.
The 300-pound Jenkins is not the only new face joining the Jets’ defensive line. The team also signed veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon, who spent the past six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, to a three-year, $12 million contract.
Meanwhile, Gang Green lost a defensive starter, as the Cleveland Browns agreed to terms with inside linebacker Demario Davis on a two-year, $8 million contract, according to multiple reports.MORE NEWS: With Less Than A Week Before NYC's Deadline, Municipal Workers Hold Anti-Vaccine Mandate Rally On Staten Island
Davis, 27, started every game for the Jets over the past three seasons, but he found himself in a platoon last season with Erin Henderson, who is also a free agent. Davis had 90 tackles and two sacks last season.