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Jelani Jenkins

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Jenkins, who signed with the Raiders this offseason, proved to be a reliable three-down linebacker throughout his first few years in the league with Miami before the injury bug limited him to just sev...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 240   DOB: 3/12/1992  College: Florida  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Bills in September of 2017.

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Jenkins was released Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

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Jelani Jenkins NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 17 CFB 1 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 18 CFB 13 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2011 19 CFB 12 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
2012 20 CFB 7 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2013 21 MIA 16 17 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 22 MIA 15 110 83 27 3.5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 23 MIA 13 71 50 21 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2016 24 MIA 9 29 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jelani Jenkins – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

Defensive Snaps in 2017

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

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Year Def ST
2015 700 13
2016 372 7
Jelani Jenkins 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 @Car
3 FREE AGENT Free Agent
4 FREE AGENT Free Agent
5 FREE AGENT Free Agent
6 BYE Bye Week
7 FREE AGENT Free Agent
8 FREE AGENT Free Agent
9 FREE AGENT Free Agent
10 FREE AGENT Free Agent
11 FREE AGENT Free Agent
12 FREE AGENT Free Agent
13 FREE AGENT Free Agent
14 FREE AGENT Free Agent
15 FREE AGENT Free Agent
16 FREE AGENT Free Agent
17 FREE AGENT Free Agent

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jelani Jenkins  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   240 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.65 sec
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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   32.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   27 reps
GREAT

Jelani Jenkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jenkins, released by the Raiders a week ago, signed with Buffalo on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

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Jenkins (undisclosed) was released by the Raiders on Monday, the team's official site reports.

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Jenkins signed a contract with the Raiders on Monday, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.

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Jenkins is expected to visit the Raiders this week, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

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Jenkins (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

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Jenkins (knee) is questionable to play in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

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Jenkins (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Jenkins (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

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Jenkins (knee) is doubtful to play in Sunday's game versus the Patriots.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Jenkins first season as a starter for Miami was far from a successful one as he finished with only 71 tackles in 13 games. He is slated to once again start at WLB and with a healthy Cameron Wake and free agent addition Mario Williams for offenses to worry about, there is hope that Jenkins will see in increase in tackles this year.

2015

Jenkins wasn't expected to start last year, but injuries created opportunity, and by season's end Jenkins was arguably the team's best linebacker. Despite missing one game, Jenkins easily surpassed 100 tackles, and he showed good pass-rushing upside with 3.5 sacks in 899 snaps. Miami all but assured Jenkins a three-down role this year by shipping starters Dannell Ellerbe and Phillip Wheeler out of town, leaving only Koa Misi as a fellow returning starter. With more snaps this year, Jenkins has room for improvement.

2014

The 2013 fourth-rounder played in all 16 games as a rookie last season, but only had 17 tackles in his role as a reserve linebacker. He's off the IDP radar unless he ascends to a starting gig at any point.

2013

The Dolphins fourth-round pick in this past April's draft will likely be in a backup role this year and participate on special teams.