Former Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins has reportedly, officially found a new home.
It happened almost a year after Jenkins expressed his desire to leave Dallas, in response to the Cowboys picking up Brandon Carr in free agency and trading up to draft LSU’s Morris Claiborne in the first round. Put together, the moves left Jenkins--a former Pro Bowler--without a starting job.
Jenkins reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Monday.
After starting for the team in his first four seasons in the league, Jenkins became a reserve in 2012. But, as Jerry Jones insisted after refusing to trade him last offseason, Jenkins played a crucial role. He was a solid sub for the defense and stepped into the slot corner role after Orlando Scandrick suffered a hand fracture on Thanksgiving Day.
"Jenkins is very capable, I think a good cornerback,” Jones said last month, per ESPN. "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."
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