Raiders have interest in Mike Jenkins

March, 24, 2013
According to a source, the Oakland Raiders have expressed interest in free agent cornerback Mike Jenkins.

Jenkins, a 2008 Cowboys first-round pick, has been to one Pro Bowl, and was a main starter during his time in Dallas.

Last year when the Cowboys signed Brandon Carr to a five-year $50.1 million deal and selected Morris Claiborne in the first round, it made Jenkins expendable.

Jenkins played last season as a backup and had three pass breakups.

At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones offered praise for Jenkins.

"Jenkins is very capable, I think a good cornerback," Jones said. "We happen to be pretty committed relative to the rest of our roster. We have to be pretty committed at cornerback. Under a different circumstances, Jenkins might be a little different story for us right now. He would be a different story right now, he certainly wouldn't be out of our radar as far as having him of bringing him back as a starter. I think Jenkins is a starting cornerback in the NFL.
Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for He joined in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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