"Kris is stout at the point of attack and has the ability to rush the passer," said Jets' Head Coach Eric Mangini.
Originally selected by the Panthers in the second round (44th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft, Jenkins is a three-time Pro Bowl selection, earning the recognition following the 2002, 2003 and 2006 seasons. Jenkins' 2004 and 2005 campaigns ended prematurely when he was placed on injured reserve. Entering his eighth NFL season, Jenkins has started 79-of-85 games with four postseason contests, including Super Bowl XXXVIII, and totaled 290 tackles, 20.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and 10 passes defensed. He is also tied for second in team history for combined blocked kicks with three. He has blocked two field goals and one extra point.
Pouha (6-3, 325, Utah) established career highs with 16 games played and 32 tackles in 2007. Seventeen of his 39 tackles were recorded during the last four games of the season. Originally a third-round draft choice in 2005 (88th overall), Pouha has played in 30 games with one start and collected 49 tackles and two passes defensed.