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: April 07, 2007, 01:36:43 PM

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/141/story/77146.html

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Panthers willing to trade Jenkins
Pro Bowler available, according to other teams

PAT YASINSKAS
pyasinskas@charlotteobserver.com

 According to multiple personnel sources from other teams, it has been made clear the Panthers would be willing to trade Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kris Jenkins if the price is right.
The Carolina Panthers have told other teams Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kris Jenkins could be available in a trade.

According to multiple personnel sources from other teams, it has been made clear the Panthers would be willing to trade Jenkins if the price is right.

When asked if Jenkins was on the trading block Friday afternoon, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney declined comment. The Panthers have a long-standing policy of not commenting on potential personnel moves.

Jenkins and his agent weren't available for comment Friday.

Talk around the league about Jenkins' availability has been growing stronger since the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix in March.

If the Panthers were to make a deal, it's likely they would want an extra pick in the upcoming NFL draft as compensation. It's unclear which teams might be interested, but plenty have been told of the potential for a deal.

Jenkins, who has a salary-cap figure of about $4.5 million for this season and is under contract through 2009, was named to his third Pro Bowl last season. It capped a triumphant comeback after he missed most of 2004 and 2005 with shoulder and knee injuries. Jenkins could be expendable because the Panthers have depth at defensive tackle.

Ma'ake Kemoeatu was a high-priced free agent signing last year and fills the same type of run-stuffer role as Jenkins. Damione Lewis, another free-agent pickup, spent last season as the top backup, but was a starter earlier in his career and could return to that role. Jordan Carstens, a part-time starter while Jenkins was injured, has signed the restricted free agent tender for this season.

Jenkins was a second-round pick in 2001 and went to the Pro Bowl after the 2002 and '03 seasons. His weight has been an issue. The coaching staff likes Jenkins to play at about 340 pounds, but he has weighed more than that at times -- he has said he approached 400 pounds while sitting out during the injuries.

At the owner meetings, coach John Fox said Jenkins had not taken part in the first two weeks of the team's offseason training program, which began in March.

Jenkins has a clause in his contract that pays him a $175,000 bonus if he takes part in a specified number of the workouts.





if i remember correctly...and i think i do, jenkins is an absolute beast when healthy
so whats the word.
yes or no? :-



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#1 : April 07, 2007, 01:38:53 PM


if i remember correctly...and i think i do, jenkins is an absolute beast when healthy
so whats the word.
yes or no? :-



Look within to find the answer, young grasshopper.


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#2 : April 07, 2007, 01:41:20 PM

"when healthy" - if he were on top of his game, he wouldn't be on the trade block - the panthers appear to have lost confidence in him if they're unloading him - he was supposed to be a disruptor and was compared to sapp at times....i think "run stuffer" is a nice way of saying "fatty"

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#3 : April 07, 2007, 01:46:05 PM

Buyer beware.


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#4 : April 07, 2007, 01:49:46 PM

He's done.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#5 : April 07, 2007, 01:54:14 PM

They won't trade him within the Division.


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#6 : April 07, 2007, 02:06:41 PM

Carolina is probably aware that Alan Branch stock is dropping. Jenkins is never healthy, If I am a GM wouldn't offer no more then a 3rd rounder.


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#7 : April 07, 2007, 02:45:19 PM

I would give up our fourth round pick for Kris Jenkins or Shaun Rogers.

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#8 : April 07, 2007, 02:48:42 PM

He's done.
They won't trade him within the Division.
These two quotes sum it up

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#9 : April 07, 2007, 02:56:58 PM

If the Panthers release Kris Jenkins as a cap casualty since they are very low on cap room, I say bring him in.  He is a great player when he is healthy and he would make our defensive line bigger.  As long as we sign him for the right price, it would be a great move for the Bucs.

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#10 : April 08, 2007, 11:39:12 AM

I will say this. He is a rare guy for his size that is a natural 4-3 DT. True, he will probably go to a team looking for an NT in the 3-4 - but he is actually a very good 4-3 NT as well who has enough ability to get into the backfield. EQually importantly, he draws a double on many passing downs as well. Jenkins is a very good player. Booger-esque since 2003 though with all the injuries but he did have a good year last year despite playing out of position. I know I'll be in the minority that wants to bring him in. Let me remind you though - Joey Galloway and Chris Hovan were also labeled very injury-prone when we picked them up. I'd say they've had "decent" careers here. Ian Gold was also an "injury risk" when we picked him up, and as it so happens, he hasn't missed a start since the 2004 season.

Don't be so quick to pass judgement in this case.

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#11 : April 08, 2007, 11:50:21 AM

They won't trade him within the Division.
Yes there is no way they trade him to the Bucs.


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#12 : April 08, 2007, 11:54:27 AM

It wasn't long ago that Panther fans were saying Jenkins would have a better career than Warren Sapp.   What a bunch of dummies.

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#13 : April 08, 2007, 06:21:48 PM

dude is a beast, ask a bottle of Jack Daniels if you don't believe me.

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#14 : April 08, 2007, 06:36:01 PM

The fact they want to trade him means there's a slight chance they might cut him for salary cap reasons.

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