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Jimmy Kennedy

Jimmy Kennedy - #73 - DT

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 302 lbs.
Birthday 11/15/1979
Birthplace Yonkers, NY
College Penn State
Years played 10
Drafted 2003, 1st round, 12th pick by Rams

Former DT Kennedy says Goodell, NFL lied

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Former DT Jimmy Kennedy released a statement through the NFLPA saying Roger Goodell lied about Kennedy being a "whistleblower."

Giants knew DT Kennedy had substance issue

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
The Giants were aware that Jimmy Kennedy faced a possible suspension when they signed him in August.

NFL suspends Giants DT Kennedy

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 6:38 p.m. ET
Giants DT Jimmy Kennedy was suspended by the NFL on Tuesday for four games beginning immediately for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Giants place Thomas on I.R.; sign DT Kennedy

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
The Giants officially placed CB Terrell Thomas on injured reserve Tuesday and signed veteran DT Jimmy Kennedy.

Vikings to release DT Kennedy

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
The Vikings will begin the process of trying to get under the salary cap by releasing DT Jimmy Kennedy.

Vikings positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
This is the sixth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze Minnesota's defensive line situation.

Vikings re-sign DT Kennedy

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with eighth-year DT Jimmy Kennedy.


Posted March 17, 2010
Kennedy will return to the Minnesota Vikings next season.||||||| Kennedy was the 12th overall draft choice by St. Louis in 2003 and bounced around to Chicago and Jacksonville before finding a home in Minnesota. He has emerged as a valued backup to aging starter Pat Williams. He started one game in 2009 and had a career-best nine tackles in that game. Kennedy tied his career high with three sacks last season. The unrestricted free agent also visited the Buffalo Bills this offseason.
Posted March 11, 2009
Kennedy has re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings, providing the team with insurance at defensive tackle. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed.||||||| After starting tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams were initially suspended for four games in early December due to a controversial diuretic pill, Kennedy was signed to fill the void. Kennedy, a first-round draft pick by St. Louis in 2003 out of Penn State, has had a disappointing NFL career. He has five sacks in 64 career games.
Posted March 05, 2008
The Jaguars signed Kennedy to a free-agent contract Wednesday.||||||| Kennedy, drafted 12th overall by St. Louis in 2003, spent the 2007 training camp with Denver before being released in final cuts. He was signed by Chicago in mid-December, played in the final three games and had three tackles. Kennedy, a defensive tackle, has 152 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 56 games. He started 16 games for the Rams in 2006 and finished with career-high 55 tackles.
Posted June 08, 2007
The Denver Broncos acquired Kennedy on Friday from the St. Louis Rams in exchange for an undisclosed 2008 draft pick.||||||| Kennedy is the second 300-pound-plus lineman acquired this week by the Broncos, who signed 345-pound defensive tackle Sam Adams on Monday. Kennedy, listed at 320 pounds, has 149 tackles (76 solo), four sacks, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 53 career regular-season games. He has 30 career starts, including all 16 games with the Rams last year, when he had a career-best 55 tackles (32 solo).
Posted Sept. 11, 2006
Kennedy broke his right hand in the first quarter of an 18-10 victory against Denver on Sept. 10. The Rams' starting defensive tackle, though, played the rest of the game wearing a cast.||||||| Kennedy, the 12th overall pick in 2003's draft, finished last season with 33 tackles and a forced fumble.