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Mike Jenkins has South Beach bragging rights

9/27/2010

IRVING, Texas – Mike Jenkins looks forward to seeing fellow Florida native Andre Johnson on South Beach this offseason.

The Cowboys contained the NFL’s best receiver, holding Johnson to four catches for 64 yards and no touchdowns. Jenkins intends to remind Johnson of that repeatedly when they run into each other.

“It’s a big thing for me just because I’m going against a lot of Florida guys,” Jenkins said. “It’s competition, talk, bragging rights going back to South Beach.”

Johnson was limited by a sprained ankle that he aggravated during the game. But Jenkins played with a bruised knee that kept him from practicing full speed all week.

Jenkins and Johnson formed a friendship while occasionally working out against each other in South Florida. But there was no friendly banter Sunday afternoon, especially after the game. Johnson wasn’t in the mood for small talk after the Texans’ first loss of the season.

“He’s hot,” Jenkins said with a big smile.