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Former Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins Signs 1-Year Deal with the Chicago Bears

Jenkins is the 4th Redskins free agent to sign with another team this year.

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Jarvis Jenkins will reportedly sign a 1-year deal with the Chicago Bears after he passes his physical with the team today.  Jenkins will be the 4th unrestricted free agent the Redskins will lose this year, and the 3rd from the 2011 draft.  Jenkins was part of a 12 player draft class that has largely disappointed, and there are only 2 players left on the team(Ryan Kerrigan and Niles Paul).  Jenkins deal will reportedly be a minimum salary benefit contract with a partial guarantee.

Jenkins was taken in the 2nd round in 2011 and looked good in training camp and preseason, but he tore his ACL in the third preseason game vs the Ravens which cause him to miss his entire rookie season.  Jenkins never regained form, and lacked any significant push as a pass rusher.  In his 33 starts for the Redskins, Jenkins recorded 75 tackles and two sacks.  Jenkins disappointed again in 2013 when he was suspended for the first 4 games due to a violation of the league's PED policy.  Jenkins will get a chance to join the new Bear's defense run by former San Francisco 49ers(and one-time Redskins DC candidate) Vic Fangio.