The writing has been on the wall for some time now, but it looks like cornerback Mike Jenkins might soon have a new home in the NFL.
According to a report by Brandon George in the Dallas Morning News, the Oakland Raiders have taken an interest in Jenkins, a soon-to-be 28-year-old and one-time Pro Bowler who will enter his sixth season in the league next year.
Jenkins asked to be traded almost a year ago, after the team picked up Brandon Carr in free agency and traded up to land Morris Claiborne in the draft--which upgraded the secondary, but pushed Jenkins out of his starting role, which he had held since being drafted in 2008.
But Jerry Jones refused to move him, and insisted that he would continue to play a crucial role on the team--which he did, though it was mostly after slot corner Orlando Scandrick went down for the year on Thanksgiving Day, leaving Jenkins to play on the inside.
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