Sunday, March 24, 2013
Raiders showing interest in Mike Jenkins
By Bill Williamson
Mike Jenkins is a player in need of a fresh start and perhaps he will be provided one in Oakland.
ESPN Dallas reports that the Oakland Raiders have interest in the cornerback from Dallas. Jenkins, a first-round draft pick in 2008, fell out of favor in Dallas and he played little last season. Still, Jenkins, 28, may benefit from a change of scenery.
There’s little doubt he’d be Oakland’s best cornerback if signed. The cornerback market has dried up and Jenkins has garnered little interest. Perhaps teams are scared off by his lost playing time in Dallas.
The Raiders have two openings at the position, but they have not addressed the position since free agency began. Oakland has signed six players from other teams -- three linebackers and three defensive linemen. The Raiders have hosted Cincinnati’s Terence Newman. He is reportedly deciding between the Bengals and the Raiders. Oakland also could draft Alabama’s Dee Milliner with the No. 3 overall pick.
In other AFC West news:
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Ropati Pitoitua has reportedly visited the Jets and the Titans.