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February 28, 2008

Jets a possible landing spot for Jenkins

It’s looking more and more like the New York Jets will be the team to trade for Carolina defensive tackle Kris Jenkins.Panthers_cowboys_28_3

But The Observer has learned that any such deal deal won’t involve linebacker Jonathan Vilma coming to Carolina. He’s probably getting traded, but more likely to somewhere like Detroit or New Orleans.

The Jets are interested in Jenkins playing nose tackle in their 3-4 defense. They’re shopping former first-round pick Dewayne Robertson, another defensive tackle. But Robertson won’t be coming to Carolina either in this deal. He’s already got a huge contract and wants a new multi-year deal.

So what might the Panthers get from the Jets for Jenkins? Perhaps a draft pick. Carolina most likely prefers a second-rounder. The Jets have second and third round picks in the top five of each round. Either choice could be legitimate compensation for Jenkins.


Posted by Observer Sports on February 28, 2008 at 08:46 PM | Permalink


It better at least be the Second round pick along with a 5th or 6th.

Posted by: Ghost of Sparta | Feb 28, 2008 9:03:08 PM

Prefers a 2nd rounder?! They could have gotten that last year! We need a player and a pick if its a 2nd.

Posted by: Tony F'ing Rowell | Feb 28, 2008 9:14:49 PM

Yeah i agree. If all their going to get is draft picks the 2nd round better come with a 5th or 6th

Posted by: Tyler | Feb 28, 2008 9:20:33 PM

So let me get this str8 last year as far as we all know the Panthers said that they will not trade Jenkins for anything less then a 2nd or 1st rd pick right?. And this year they are willing to trade him for a 3rd..I sure hope that if The Cats trade Jenkins to the jets that we get more then just a 3rd pick for him

Posted by: John young | Feb 28, 2008 9:24:41 PM

i personally think they should trade jenkins straight up for another player with some experience, bc jenkins is a proven commodity and we should be getting the same thing in return. draft picks so often dont pan out...we need some guys that can contribute right now and i dont know that a second rounder will be able to do that, but watch there be no real drop off in production if damione lewis starts in jenkins place...he shouldve started in place of kemo

Posted by: ty | Feb 28, 2008 9:42:45 PM

It makes no sense to me that last year we wanted a 1st for Jenk, and this year we are willing to settle with less after he had one of his most productive seasons as a Panther. Hell, he was the only starter on the d-line that earned his salary last season. Lewis has earned a starting spot, undoubtedly, but the Panthers need to be getting more than just a 2nd rd pick for Jenk.

Posted by: kwilliams86 | Feb 28, 2008 9:51:45 PM

I would have loved Vilma to be part of it, but he is a MLB and I didn't want to see Beason move back to OLB, so 2nd round pick in exchange for Jenkins is an acceptable move, but it all will depend on how the team utilizes the pick.

Posted by: m | Feb 28, 2008 9:58:31 PM

Panthers | Team interested in Vilma
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 18:49:42 -0800

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the Carolina Panthers are showing interest in New York Jets LB Jonathan Vilma.

Posted by: John young | Feb 28, 2008 10:00:35 PM

and why could we not get vilma? could you imagine beason and vilma together wow!

Posted by: kirk | Feb 28, 2008 10:27:48 PM

Yes and Harris at Safety and possibly Kenny P. in the draft. A recharged Peppers and Gamble....man ol man. We need that trade. Without hesittation I hope they are aggreeing on those two trade swap and a draft. Get it down. Since we missed out on Abraham three years ago coming from the Jets going to the Falcons. Get Vilma and call it a day. Holla' That defense is like whoa, like whoa like WHOA!

Posted by: fan | Feb 28, 2008 10:38:20 PM

Jenks was a second round pick in 2001. Here is a list of all of our second round picks since then. Ask yourself if you would trade Jenks for any of them?
2002 - DeShaun Foster
2003 - Bruce Nelson
2004 - Keary Colbert
2005 - Eric Shelton
2006 - Richard Marshall
2007 - Dwayne Jarrett

I like Richard Marshall but I still wouldn't trade Jenks straight up for him. We need to be working on a way to keep a proven commodity not trying to run him out the door.


Posted by: John | Feb 28, 2008 10:42:06 PM

It makes me kringe to think that we might get a number two pick and end up with an Eric Shelton! or Bruce Nelson!

Posted by: John | Feb 28, 2008 10:48:19 PM

POSTED 9:26 p.m. EST, February 28, 2008


The Lions kicked the tires on Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma, and were regarded as the favorites to land the 12th player selected in the 2004 draft.

But the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Saints are close to swinging a deal for Vilma.

Vilma's 2007 season was shortened by knee problems, and he hasn't been a good fit for the 3-4 defense.

Posted by: m | Feb 28, 2008 11:08:18 PM

If we can get a guy to contribute like Foster, Marshall, and Colbert did their rookie years then absolutely. As for Jarret, it is way to early to say what he is worth. As for Shelton, BUST, as for Nelson, he could have been good but health prevented it and Fox/Hurney shouldnt be blamed for that. So to answer the question, yes Jenkins and his contract are worth a 2nd round pick and his contract.

Posted by: m | Feb 28, 2008 11:11:18 PM

Get your tickets fans. Carolina playoff home field advantage tickets on sale....Get them while they last...

Posted by: Panthers in the zone | Feb 28, 2008 11:19:36 PM

Jenkins wasnt the problem,Why trade him?
Pep=no show
Ruck=no show
kemo=no show
Pep will fix his,But still,Why Jenkins? Mabe they know or have someone better in mind,I dont know,We'll see.

Posted by: #1 Fan | Feb 28, 2008 11:29:07 PM

Because he does not want to play here and he doesn't come cheap

Posted by: m | Feb 28, 2008 11:35:46 PM

Watch out for the Bucs Coach Fox. They were the NFC South Champ. Work this off season the best way possible... See you in Tampa. You got to go through Tampa to get to Tampa. Best of Luck!

Fans cheer and stand behind your beloved Panthers. I know how much you love them, I observed that when I came and presented Jerry Richardson with an award. Jerry is an important person to the NFL, but he’s also an incredibly important person to this region. What he’s done for this region and to be able to honor him was a great honor for me. I hope to be able to honor him and the Panthers with the forty-third Super Bowl title in Tampa February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium. Take care guys! 53 man roster... Stress that, one mind, one team. Rework that 2003 Super Bowl run and implement it into this season and get it done. I have faith in you guys; most importantly the fans and Sir Purr keep the crowd hyped. Sorry got to run, got a congressional hearing. Go Panthers!
P.S. Tell me if you want the home town guy Chris Johnson because I will make it happen. Say the word.

Posted by: Roger Goodell | Feb 28, 2008 11:52:51 PM

Sign Rucker back and stop playing......

Posted by: The best | Feb 29, 2008 12:20:37 AM

So Chuck Chandler has decided it is acceptable to trade Jenkins for a 3rd round draft pick. That's interesting, since they could have gotten a 2nd and 5th last year in a market not nearly as deprived of good DT's.

Why not attempt to trade fat Kemo instead? He's a huge bust, I would take a 6th rounder for him. If they insist on trading Jenkins, the 2nd best player on the D last year, I hope at least its for another player and not picks. More often than not Hurney has royally f'd up with terrible draft picks. That won't happen though because Hurney doesn't have the mental capacity to participate in a player for player trade.

Posted by: willy | Feb 29, 2008 12:25:07 AM

Is it possible to rescind Hoover's new contract and give it to recently cut all-pro Lorenzo Neal?
Bad call keeping Hoovy Juice, hope we didn't pay over veteran minimum.

Posted by: PB | Feb 29, 2008 12:45:00 AM

If they trade Jenkins and get that second round pick of the jets along with a 5/6, then they should draft like this,

2. Ot from Vandy,he will be there.
(2)of the 2nd Fs from Nc State or Griffin from Tx. unless they take Phillips with that extra second.
3. Fs from NC state or Michael Griffin.but if they get either of the 2 with the 13th take a wr.
4.Barry Richardson OT -Clemson(and back up to learn and rotatate if they let Gross roll after this season.
5.Chris Harris
6.De or bpa
7.another te for depth since fauria is gone.

Posted by: Ghost of Sparta | Feb 29, 2008 12:51:34 AM

Check out this blog from Pat YaSTINKas, of charlotte.com fame, on Espn:


He has a strong hatred for Muhammad. Would be interested to know if Chuck Chandler and Stan feel the same about Moose. Or maybe they just hate Pat.

Posted by: Chad | Feb 29, 2008 1:08:45 AM

Jets fan here. Rumor is a 3rd and a 5th for Jenkins. As a fan who is more than acquainted with an incompetent front office, I offer you my sympathy. I don't get it.. that is a terrible deal for the Cats as far as I'm concerned. You probably deserved Vilma and a 2nd for him.

Posted by: Matt | Feb 29, 2008 4:04:30 AM

John Clayton is now reporting that this is happening. If they give up Jenkins for a 3rd and a 5th you get the steal of the offseason. That's just downright pathetic, and further proves Marty Hurney's incompetency as an NFL GM. It can't be stated enough...a 2nd and 5th round selection were there last year and he turned it down, holding out for a first. Now coming off a season in which he was the 2nd best player on the D, we give him up for less, and in a market where good D-tackles are scarce. And more importantly, most likely any 3 or 5 round pick isn't going to contribute much this year outside of special teams.
PATHETIC, PATHETIC, PATHETIC. In my humble opinion...

Posted by: Chad | Feb 29, 2008 7:13:17 AM

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