Alex Jenkins: New York Giants sign English defensive end as free agent
Englishman Alex Jenkins has signed for the NFL's New York Giants as a free agent.
The 26-year-old defensive end, who was cut by the New Orleans Saints before the 2018 season, came through the NFL's International Player Pathway scheme.
Jenkins was given a deal following a try-out at the Giants' rookie minicamp over the weekend.
Bath-born Jenkins must now try to make the franchise's final 53-man roster before the season kicks off in August.
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He joins former rugby players Alex Gray and Christian Wade as English graduates of the International Player Pathway scheme.
Gray, the former England Sevens captain, has a reserve futures contract with the Atlanta Falcons while ex-England winger Christian Wade signed for the Buffalo Bills last month.
Londoner Jay Ajayi, who won the Super Bowl in 2018 with the Philadelphia Eagles, is currently a free agent.