Player Bio

John Jenkins
NT #73
Height:
6-3
Weight:
327
Age:
28
College:
Georgia
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
5
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 118 65 53 1.5 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2017 CHI 5 1 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 SEA 2 0 3 0 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 NO 7 1 10 6 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 NO 14 12 49 23 26 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 NO 12 4 30 20 10 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 NO 16 5 21 13 8 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 ATL L 17-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @TB L 7-29 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 PIT W 23-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @GB L 14-35 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 MIN L 17-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BAL W 27-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CAR W 17-3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NO L 12-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 GB L 16-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 DET L 24-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @PHI L 3-31 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 SF L 14-15 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @CIN W 33-7 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: In two seasons Jones has appeared in 31 contests with 18 starts with the Bears (2014-15) … owns 196 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 TFLs, 2 fumble recoveries and 4 pass breakups … also has 15 STTs … finished third on the Bears in both defensive tackles (98) and special teams tackles (11) in 2014 and placed second in defensive tackles (98) in 2015 ... 196 tackles leads the Bears over the previous two seasons (2014-15).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Chicago (5/11/14). SIGNED through 2016.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in all 16 games with 2 starts (Games 5&6), recording 8 tackles and 1 pass breakup ... added 11 STTs which ranked 2nd on the team. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-2

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 15 contests (Games 1-13 & 15-16), starting at ILB in 13 contests (Games 1-2, 4-10, 12-13 & 15-16), gathering 98 tackles (2nd on the team), 2 TFLs, 1 fumble recovery, 4 pass breakups and 4 STTs … inactive Game 14. 2014: Saw action in all 16 contests in his rookie season for Chicago, making 5 starts (Games 6, 8 & 14-16) and finishing third on the team with  98 tackles, including 2 sacks and 2 additional TFLs … added 4 QB pressures and 1 fumble recovery on defense … finished third on the team with 11 special teams tackles … had 3 double-digit tackle contests, pacing the Bears in tackles in each of those games (10/26 at NE, 12/15 vs. NO and 12/21 vs. DET).

COLLEGE: Started 40-of-54 games at Florida State, accounting for 225 tackles, 8 sacks, 17 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 1 pass deflection … moved to strong-side LB position in the latter half of his senior season, helping FSU to national championship while contributing to the nation's top-ranked scoring defense (12.1 ppg) and third-ranked total defense (281.4 ypg) … started all 14 games at weakside linebacker his junior season, leading the team in tackles with 95 stops, helping Florida State's defense lead the nation in yards allowed per play (3.86) and rank second nationally in total defense (254.14 ypg) … as a sophomore, was named a starter at strong-side linebacker and finished second on the team in tackles (56) after starting all 13 games … was voted one of three Mr. Versatiles at the FSU annual awards banquet … saw action in all 14 games as a true freshman on special teams and some spot duty at linebacker … recipient of the Devaughn Darling Award, given to the top freshman on the defense.

PERSONAL: Played high school football at Lake Howell in Winter Park, Fla. … five-star linebacker by multiple outlets … Father Willie Jones, Sr. starred for Florida State at defensive end, a position also played by his brother Willie Jones, Jr. … collected 126 tackles, including 12 for losses and 4 sacks as a senior and finished his three-year Lake Howell career with 326 tackles … participated in the Under Armour All-Star Game.
PRO CAREER: In two seasons Jones has appeared in 31 contests with 18 starts with the Bears (2014-15) … owns 196 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 TFLs, 2 fumble recoveries and 4 pass breakups … also has 15 STTs … finished third on the Bears in both defensive tackles (98) and special teams tackles (11) in 2014 and placed second in defensive tackles (98) in 2015 ... 196 tackles leads the Bears over the previous two seasons (2014-15).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Chicago (5/11/14). SIGNED through 2016.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in all 16 games with 2 starts (Games 5&6), recording 8 tackles and 1 pass breakup ... added 11 STTs which ranked 2nd on the team. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-2

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 15 contests (Games 1-13 & 15-16), starting at ILB in 13 contests (Games 1-2, 4-10, 12-13 & 15-16), gathering 98 tackles (2nd on the team), 2 TFLs, 1 fumble recovery, 4 pass breakups and 4 STTs … inactive Game 14. 2014: Saw action in all 16 contests in his rookie season for Chicago, making 5 starts (Games 6, 8 & 14-16) and finishing third on the team with  98 tackles, including 2 sacks and 2 additional TFLs … added 4 QB pressures and 1 fumble recovery on defense … finished third on the team with 11 special teams tackles … had 3 double-digit tackle contests, pacing the Bears in tackles in each of those games (10/26 at NE, 12/15 vs. NO and 12/21 vs. DET).

COLLEGE: Started 40-of-54 games at Florida State, accounting for 225 tackles, 8 sacks, 17 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 1 pass deflection … moved to strong-side LB position in the latter half of his senior season, helping FSU to national championship while contributing to the nation's top-ranked scoring defense (12.1 ppg) and third-ranked total defense (281.4 ypg) … started all 14 games at weakside linebacker his junior season, leading the team in tackles with 95 stops, helping Florida State's defense lead the nation in yards allowed per play (3.86) and rank second nationally in total defense (254.14 ypg) … as a sophomore, was named a starter at strong-side linebacker and finished second on the team in tackles (56) after starting all 13 games … was voted one of three Mr. Versatiles at the FSU annual awards banquet … saw action in all 14 games as a true freshman on special teams and some spot duty at linebacker … recipient of the Devaughn Darling Award, given to the top freshman on the defense.

PERSONAL: Played high school football at Lake Howell in Winter Park, Fla. … five-star linebacker by multiple outlets … Father Willie Jones, Sr. starred for Florida State at defensive end, a position also played by his brother Willie Jones, Jr. … collected 126 tackles, including 12 for losses and 4 sacks as a senior and finished his three-year Lake Howell career with 326 tackles … participated in the Under Armour All-Star Game.
 

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    Posted Mar 17, 2017

    The Bears on Friday signed free-agent defensive tackle John Jenkins to a one-year contract. Jenkins spent his first four NFL seasons with the Saints and Seahawks.

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