With defensive line bolstered via free agency, Washington lets Jenkins bolt to Bears. Another recently-cut defensive end, Stephen Bowen, latches on with the Jets.
The busiest part of free agency has come and gone, and for the Redskins players on the market, there have been few surprises. Several have yet to draw interest from any team.
Scot McCloughan's first free-agent signing should be a good run defender, but won't bring much pass rush.
Today marks the first day on which the Redskins and other NFL teams could use the franchise tag on a particular player to avoid losing him to free agency without any sort of compensation.
In the last of a series reviewing how Washington's top players performed, a look at six of the defensive linemen, and decisions on which should be back.
When he heard after the game that former captain London Fletcher had harshly criticised him, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was shocked.
Two Redskins players received fines for grabbing the face mask of opponents in last Monday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Left tackle Trent Williams may have dislocated his right knee late in Washington's 45-14 loss to the New York Giants.
With their ranks thinned by injury, Washington's starting defensive linemen likely will have to shoulder a heavier load than usual on Sunday.
Both committed penalties last week against the Texans.