Thirtysomething. Yes, Dolphins finally have a player 30 or older

Joe Schad
Palm Beach Post
The Dolphins are bringing back defensive tackle John Jenkins, who also once played for the Saints.

The Dolphins are signing defensive tackle John Jenkins to a one-year deal, a league source said Thursday.

Jenkins should add some defensive line depth. He played for the Dolphins two years ago. But what's most interesting is Jenkins' age.

Jenkins, 31, is the only Dolphin aged 30 or plus.

Jenkins is 6-foot-3, 333 pounds. He had 34 tackles in 16 games for Miami in 2019 and had 21 tackles in 11 games for the Bears last season.

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But what Jenkins can really add is some veteran leadership to the NFL's youngest team. Jenkins brings a good nature and positivity to the locker room.

Consider that Miami's top defensive tackles — Christian Wilkins, Raekwon Davis, Adam Butler and Zach Sieler — are 25, 23, 26 and 25.

Jenkins, a native of Connecticut, is an avid car collector.

The oldest Dolphins outside of Jenkins? Receiver Allen Hurns and offensive tackle Jesse Davis are each 29.

The youngest? Noah Igbinoghene and Austin Jackson have turned 21.