Mike Jenkins finally arrived at Valley Ranch this week after missing all of OTAs, but it looks like it will be awhile before he is able to get on the field. In fact, Cowboys’ executive vice president Stephen Jones said this week that Jenkins would “more than likely” open training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Jenkins is coming off a fairly serious procedure on his injured right shoulder, and entering the final year of his contract. If he opens training camp on the PUP list, the USF product would have to pass a physical before being given the go-ahead to return to practice.
If he isn’t ready by the opening of the regular season, Dallas would have to place him on the reserve/PUP list, meaning he would miss the team’s first six games.
The Cowboys, meanwhile, are hopeful that Jenkins will stay in Dallas to go through rehab under the watchful eyes of team doctors, but it doesn’t appear that they’ll get their wish; a source close to the situation told Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas that Jenkins planned on departing North Texas soon and returning to Florida to continue his rehab there.
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