Tuesday, April 9, 2013
AFC West links: Raiders sign CB Jenkins
By ESPN.com staff
The Raiders signed veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins, GM Reggie McKenzie announced Tuesday. Jenkins, 28, played for Dallas his first five seasons. He is expected to compete for a starting spot. Earlier this offseason, the Raiders signed veteran cornerback Tracy Porter as a prospective starter.
A 5-foot-10, 197-pound veteran out of South Florida, Jenkins has played in 71 games with 48 starts. His career totals include eight interceptions, 43 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception return for a touchdown since entering the NFL as Dallas’ first-round selection (25th overall) in 2008.
Former Broncos safety Jim Leonhard has signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, writes Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Lance Ball, who has been part of the Broncos’ running back rotation the past three seasons, signed his $1.323 million tender as a restricted free agent. The salary doesn’t become guaranteed unless Ball makes the team’s season-opening roster.
Andrew Mason, an independent analyst for the team's website, takes a look at the wide receivers that might interest the Broncos in the upcoming draft.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs will focus on forcing turnovers under new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, writes Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star.
As part of a draft spotlight series, Reid Ferrin of the team's website profiles Alabama running back Eddie Lacy.
San Diego Chargers
Veteran right tackle Eric Winston, 29, said he had a salary discussion with the Chargers last month, but "things kind of fell through." He hasn’t found a taker since the Chiefs released him March 6, writes Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Winston was to make $4.9 million in base salary before the Chiefs released him. He said he’s seeking $3 million to $4 million this season and isn’t asking for a long-term deal.
Wide receiver Deon Butler and cornerback Cornelius Brown signed one-year contracts, and receiver Dan DePalma signed a two-year deal, writes Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune.
Ricky Henne of the team's website profiles UCLA pass-rusher Datone Jones.