04-09-2007, 07:52 PM
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Carolina is listening to offers for Jenkins - Rams interested?
The ClanRam Forums talk about Jenkins
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
FILE PHOTO, 2001: Rams' Marshall Faulk avoids Carolina Panthers' Darren Hambrick (59) and Kris Jenkins (77).
In a development that could have a direct impact on the Rams' first-round draft plans, the Carolina Panthers are putting defensive tackle Kris Jenkins on the trading block.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers are letting it be known that they will listen to trade offers for Jenkins, who in the past has been regarded as one of the NFL's premier run stuffers. The Rams are in desperate need of a big body on the interior of their defense, a defense that finished 31st in the league against the run last season.
The Rams have a lot of insight on Jenkins because Tony Softli, the Rams' vice president of player personnel, was the Panthers' director of college scouting in 2001 when Carolina selected Jenkins in the second round out of Maryland.
Jenkins made the Pro Bowl in 2002 and '03. But there are some concerns in Carolina that Jenkins has a weight problem. He's listed at 6-4, 340. In addition, the Panthers have plenty of depth on a defensive front that was aided by the revived play of former Ram Damione Lewis last season.
Jenkins, 27, has three years left on a contract that pays him $3.2 million in '07, $3 million in '08 and $3.7 million in '09.
In another development, league sources say Rams offensive lineman Adam Goldberg, a restricted free agent, will re-sign with the team next week.
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