Jenkins had previously met with the Giants on March 1st, but left without a contract. He went on to visit with the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders, and at least one of those teams was reportedly in a bidding war with the Giants over the veteran defensive tackle.
"Next chapter beginning??? I think so," Jenkins tweeted shortly before the signing was announced.
Prior to his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jenkins spent his first seven years with the Green Bay Packers, which included working with current Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn (2005-2008).
Jenkins is a player who can come in and immediately start for the Giants alongside Linval Joseph. It also gives the team security in the event Marvin Austin, Shaun Rogers and Markus Kuhn (ACL) are unable to stay healthy. All that and it's a reasonable price.
In addition to Jenkins, the Giants had expressed recent interest in Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks, who will become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday. However, given this signing, the team will be unlikely to pursue him once free agency begins.
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