Between reportedly being shopped around as trade bait in the days after the draft, then reportedly asking the team for a trade and staying in South Florida to rehab his surgically repaired shoulder (against the team’s wishes), it’s been a tumultuous offseason for Cowboys’ cornerback Mike Jenkins.
But according to a source in contact with ESPN Dallas, Jenkins will report to the three-day mini-camp for rookies and select (mostly injured) veterans on Wednesday. This camp serves as a sort of warmup to training camp proper, which begins a week from today in Oxnard, California.
Jenkins, of course, was less than happy when Dallas completely overhauled the secondary with a pair of moves--signing free agent corner Brandon Carr to a five-year, $50 million deal and drafting LSU corner Morris Claiborne sixth overall--earlier this offseason, leaving the one-time Pro Bowler to wonder just where he fit in in the new-look Dallas defense.
Entering the final season of his deal with Dallas, Jenkins has long wanted an extension but, despite owner/general manager Jerry Jones’ insistence that he wants the USF product in Dallas, the team has yet to offer him one.
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