Dec 20, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bears defensive lineman John Jenkins (90) celebrates a tackle in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins sign veteran DT John Jenkins

The Miami Dolphins on Friday announced the signing of veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins. Terms were not disclosed.

Jenkins, 31, has played in 93 NFL games (28 starts) with five teams, including 16 games (five starts) with Miami in 2019.

He appeared in 11 games with the Chicago Bears in 2020 and made 21 tackles.

Originally a third-round pick by New Orleans in 2013, Jenkins has 176 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery with the Saints (2013-16), Seattle Seahawks (2016), Bears (2017, 2020), New York Giants (2018) and Dolphins.

–Field Level Media

Dec 10, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) runs against Chicago Bears defensive tackle John Jenkins (73) during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears DT Jenkins (thumb) may land on IR

Chicago Bears defensive tackle John Jenkins reportedly played through Sunday’s win against the New York Giants with a torn ligament in his thumb.

The 31-year-old veteran is expected to miss several games and could be placed on short-term injured reserve, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday.

Jenkins has two tackles in two games this season for the Bears (2-0). He tallied 34 tackles and one sack in 16 games (five starts) with the Miami Dolphins last season.

A third-round pick by New Orleans in the 2013 NFL Draft, the well-traveled Jenkins has 157 tackles, seven quarterback hits, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 84 games (28 starts) with the Saints (2013-16), Seattle Seahawks (2016), Bears (2017, 2020), New York Giants (2018) and Dolphins.

Draft Diamonds reported that the Bears had signed defensive tackle Daniel McCullers off the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad.

The 28-year-old McCullers, who was Pittsburgh’s sixth-round pick in 2014, tallied 41 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 73 games (three starts) with the Steelers from 2014-19.

–Field Level Media