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Dolphins re-sign veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins – The Mercury News

The theme of the Miami Dolphins holding their defense together for the 2022 season continued Thursday when the team re-signed 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, he totaled 16 tackles, two starts, in seven games. He played a bigger role earlier in the season when Davis missed three games with a knee injury, but Jenkins was a healthy inactive for nine games later in the year and missed one on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Jenkins is in his second stint with the Dolphins, also playing all 16 games and starting five with the 2019 team, where he totaled 34 tackles and a sack.

In his career, the Georgia alum has played in 100 games from 30 starts for a total of 192 tackles (104 solo), 2 1/2 sacks, four passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He has also appeared in four playoff games.

Jenkins, who turns 33 in July, would currently be the oldest player on the Dolphins roster going into preseason training camp. He will enter his 10th NFL season in 2022 and will also have stints with the New Orleans Saints (2013-16), Seattle Seahawks (2016), Chicago Bears (2017, 2020) and New York Giants (2018).

A string of signings this offseason, led by defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, leaves Miami’s defense, which led the team’s 8-1 record in the last nine games of 2021, almost entirely intact. The only exceptions as of Thursday are cornerback Justin Coleman, who signed with the Seahawks, defenseman Jason McCourty and linebacker Vince Biegel, both of whom remain free agents.

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https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/04/07/dolphins-re-sign-veteran-defensive-tackle-john-jenkins/ Dolphins re-sign veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins – The Mercury News

Joel McCord

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