Dolphins Sign John Jenkins, Taybor Pepper

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today announced they released long snapper John Denney and waived defensive tackle Vincent Taylor. The team signed defensive tackle John Jenkins and long snapper Taybor Pepper.

Denney played 14 seasons with the Dolphins (2005-18), appearing in a team-record 224 consecutive games. His 224 consecutive games played streak was also the longest active streak in the NFL. His 224 appearances ranks second in team history behind Dan Marino and he was the second 40-year-old to ever play for the Dolphins, joining Earl Morrall. Denney was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2010 and 2012 seasons.

Taylor was a sixth-round pick (194th overall) by the Dolphins in the 2017 NFL draft. He played in 21 games over the past two seasons (2017-18) and totaled 45 tackles (26 solo), two sacks and one pass defensed.

Jenkins has played in 66 NFL games and made 23 starts for New Orleans (2013-16), Seattle (2016), Chicago (2017) and the N.Y. Giants (2018). He has 121 career tackles (67 solo), 1.5 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Jenkins originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (82nd overall) by the N.Y. Giants in the 2013 NFL draft.

Pepper played in four games for the Green Bay Packers in 2017. He has also spent time with the N.Y. Giants (2019) and Baltimore (2017). He played collegiately at Michigan State, where he tied a school record by playing in 54 games.

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John JenkinsDT6-33277/11/897Georgia '13Meriden, Conn.FA, '19
Taybor PepperLS6-42455/28/942Michigan State '15Saline, Mich.FA, '19

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