In two years as a member of the Washington Redskins organization, Jarvis Jenkins has played a total of 16 games. That total will remain the same for four more games after Jenkins failed a drug test Friday for performance enhancing drugs.
Jenkins, who was selected with the 41st pick in the 2011 draft, had one of the best pre-seasons in 2011 and was expected to compete for a starting spot right away. Jarvis proceeded to tear his ACL and missed the entire season. A year ago, the Clemson tiger product started fourteen games in place of the injured Adam Carriker. Carriker once again injured his quadriceps muscle and will miss 4-5 months according to Redskins. Big things were expected of Jenkins in his second full playing season and many in the organization were very upset with the suspension. The defensive line has already proven itself thin and losing Jenkins is that much tougher.
Look for Washington to make a move early in training camp to add more depth to compensate. Jenkins will be eligible to return to the lineup after the September 30th showdown with the Oakland Raiders.