Shaneil Jenkins
No. 93     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-02-07) February 7, 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth: District Heights, Maryland
Career information
College: Shepherd University
Undrafted in 2016
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2016)*
Roster status: Practice roster
Career highlights and awards
* 2× All-MEC (2014, 2015)
  • MEC Defensive player of the year (2015)

Shaneil Jenkins (born February 7, 1994) is a gridiron football defensive end for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Shepherd University. He signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Jenkins attended Suitland High School. He accepted a football scholarship from Shepherd University, where he became a starter as a junior, registering 29 tackles (10.5 for loss), 7.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 passes defensed.

In his senior season of 2015, during which the Rams advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game, Jenkins was named the Mountain East Conference Defensive Player of the Year.[1] In addition, Jenkins earned first-team All-Region honors from CCA and Don Hansen's Football Gazette, as well as third-team Don Hansen's Football Gazette All-America honors and honorable mention All-America accolades. Jenkins was a 2015 finalist for Cliff Harris Award, given annually to the top defensive player in Division II, Division III and NAIA college football.[2] He finished his college career with 48 games, 100 tackles and 27 sacks.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

Jenkins was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos after the 2016 NFL Draft.[4] He was released on August 2.[5]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On August 7, 2016, Jenkins was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys to provide depth because of injuries on the defensive line. He was moved from defensive end to defensive tackle, where he could use his power and be more effective. Even though he had a short time with the team, he was able to provide quality snaps and register 2 sacks in the first two preseason games. He had a chance to earn a roster spot before a suffering a knee injury. On August 30, he was waived/injured and placed on the injured reserve list after clearing waivers.[6] On September 2, he was waived with an injury settlement.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On December 6, 2016, Jenkins was signed to the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad.[7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Seahawks on January 16, 2017.[8] He was waived on August 12, 2017.[9]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On August 13, 2017, Jenkins was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers, only to be waived two days later.[10][11]

New York JetsEdit

On July 28, 2018, Jenkins signed with the New York Jets.[12] He was waived/injured on August 3, 2018 and was placed on injured reserve.[13] He was released on August 15, 2018.

Ottawa RedblacksEdit

On March 27, 2019, Jenkins signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League.[14]


  1. "Twenty Rams Gain All-MEC Honors; Cater, Jenkins, Ziemba Earn Top Accolades". Shepherd Rams. November 17, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  2. "Shepherd's Jenkins signs as free agent with Denver Broncos". The Journal. May 1, 2016. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  3. "Shaneil Jenkins – 2015 Football". Shepherd Rams. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  4. Jhabvala, Nicki (April 30, 2016). "Broncos sign 19 college free agents, including former Memphis wide receiver Mose Frazier". The Denver Post. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  5. DiLalla, Aric. "Broncos sign DL Lars Koht; Waive Shaneil Jenkins".
  6. Phillips, Rob. "DE Shaneil Jenkins, 2 Others Waived/Injured; CB Thomas To Injured Reserve". Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  7. Boyle, John (December 6, 2016). "Seahawks Sign Jeron Johnson, Marcel Reece; Place Earl Thomas on Injured Reserve".
  8. "Seahawks Sign 10 Players To 2017 Future Contracts". January 16, 2017. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017.
  9. "Seahawks Re-Sign WR Rodney Smith, Waive DL Shaneil Jenkins". August 12, 2017.
  10. "Packers claim DE Shaneil Jenkins". August 13, 2017.
  11. "Packers release DE Jenkins". August 15, 2017.
  12. "Jets Sign DL Shaneil Jenkins, Release Courtney Upshaw". July 28, 2018.
  13. Allen, Eric (August 3, 2018). "Jets Sign DL Kendall Reyes".
  14. "Transactions: March 27, 2019". March 27, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2019.

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