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Running at Jenkins not productive

Posted by Chris Brown on October 18, 2009 – 1:25 pm

This probably comes as no surprise, but Jets DT Kris Jenkins was extremely effective in stopping runs that came in his direction last season against the Bills.

According to ESPN stat guru KC Joyner, the Bills had 15 runs in the two games against the Jets last season that went up the middle at or in the general direction of the area occupied by Jenkins. On those 15 run plays the Bills gained 43 yards, less than three yards per carry.

Buffalo now has a whole new offensive front, which includes center Geoff Hangartner, a center that perhaps knows Jenkins game better than any other center in the league having been his teammate for three seasons in Carolina.

The Bills gained 187 rushing yards in their last meeting with the Jets and Jenkins was double and sometimes triple teamed by the Bills. But Jenkins also was not 100 percent healthy in that game. And as we all know the Jets still won that game.


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Jets NT Jenkins still limited in practice

Posted by Chris Brown on December 11, 2008 – 8:59 pm

Jets NT Kris Jenkins was limited again in practice Thursday due to a hip injury. Though Jenkins is still expected to play, his number of snaps could be reduced due to the injury come Sunday.

Also limited for the Jets were starting ILB Eric Barton (knee), WR Laveranues Coles (thigh), ILB David Harris (groin) and OLB Bryan Thomas (shoulder).

Reserve DB Ahmad Carroll (foot) was also limited. Not practicing was reserve WR Brad Smith.


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Jets NT Jenkins has hip injury

Posted by Chris Brown on December 10, 2008 – 9:45 pm

The player that sticks out like a behemoth of a nose tackle on the Jets injury report is their behemoth of a nose tackle. Kris Jenkins was limited in practice Wednesday for the Jets with a hip injury. No word on the severity of it, but with as dominant as he’s been any Jenkins that’s less than 100 percent would be welcome.

Other Jets players of note that are a bit hobbled include ILB Eric Barton (knee) who was limited on Wednesday, WR Laveranues Coles (thigh) who was also limited. LB Bryan Thomas (shoulder) was limited as well.

ILB David Harris is back in the lineup and has played the past couple of weeks in his return from a groin injury that kept him out of the first matchup with the Bills. I asked Jets coach Eric Mangini if Harris is full go as of yet.

“It gets better as we move along,” said Mangini of Harris’ groin. “Last week was really more play time than we had anticipated, because Eric Barton got a little bit nicked up early in the game, so David had to move into a primary sub-role for us. but he fought through it well and was productive. There’s some things where he’s rusty at missing the time that he did and not seeing what you see during the course of the week. But with David, he’s a dilligent guy and I think he’ll get that rust knocked off pretty quickly.”

WR/QB Brad Smith (head) did not practice.


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