Panthers trade Jenkins to Jets

By: associated press
By: associated press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers have traded three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kris Jenkins to the New York Jets for third- and fifth-round draft picks.

The Jets have come to terms with Jenkins on a new five-year contract worth 35 million dollars, including 20 million dollars in guaranteed money.

Today's deal ends a tumultuous year for Jenkins. He was also placed on the trading block last year and has angered the Panther's coaching staff for being overweight and missing offseason workouts.

Jenkins played in all 16 games last season, but finished with only 2 1/2 sacks. Near the end of the season he said he wasn't sure if he wanted to return to Carolina next season.

Jenkins is six-foot-four and listed at 349 pounds. He could move to nose tackle in the Jets' 3-4 defensive scheme.


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