Former New York Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins announced his retirement via Facebook yesterday. The decision wasn't surprising considering his last two seasons have ended with ACL injuries. Jenkins gave the Jets one terrific season in 2008 after being traded to them from Carolina. After being an All-Pro in 2008, he sustained a season ending injury in week 6 of the 2009 season and only a few plays into week 1 of the 2010 season.
Here is his announcement --
"Wanted to let you all know that I have loved the support and respect that you all have given me throughout my career. But it is time for the torch to be passed to the younger players. I am going to hang up the cleats! The mind is always willing to play but my body deserves the rest. Thank you for the opportunites to play Carolina and New York."
The Jets had released Jenkins earlier in the off-season and currently have Sione Pouha, Marcus Dixon, and third round draft pick Kenrick Ellis at nose tackle.