The theme of the Miami Dolphins keeping their defense together for the 2022 season continued on Thursday with the team re-signing veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins.
Jenkins is a 6-foot-3, 335-pound veteran who can play nose tackle behind starter Raekwon Davis.
In 2021, Jenkins totaled 16 tackles in seven games, including two starts. He played an increased role early in the season when Davis missed three games with a knee injury, but Jenkins was also a healthy inactive for nine games later in the year and missed one on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Jenkins is on his second stint with the Dolphins, also playing all 16 games with five starts in 2019, when he had 34 tackles and a sack.
For his career, the Georgia alum has appeared in 100 games with 30 starts, totaling 192 tackles (104 solo), 2 1/2 sacks, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He’s also appeared in four playoff games.
Jenkins, who turns 33 in July, would currently stand as the oldest player on the Dolphins’ roster heading into training camp ahead of the season. He will be entering his 10th NFL season after spending time with the New Orleans Saints (2013-16), Seattle Seahawks (2016), Chicago Bears (2017, 2020) and New York Giants (2018).
Through a series of re-signings this offseason, headlined by defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, Miami’s defense that spearheaded the team’s 8-1 record in the final nine games of 2021 remains intact. The only exceptions, as of Thursday, are cornerback Justin Coleman, who signed with the Seahawks, defensive back Jason McCourty and linebacker Vince Biegel — who are both unsigned free agents.
Source: Berkshire mont