Sunday, March 24, 2013
Raiders have interest in Mike Jenkins
By Calvin Watkins
According to a source, the Oakland Raiders have expressed interest in free agent cornerback Mike Jenkins.
Jenkins, a 2008 Cowboys first-round pick, has been to one Pro Bowl, and was a main starter during his time in Dallas.
Last year when the Cowboys signed Brandon Carr to a five-year $50.1 million deal and selected Morris Claiborne in the first round, it made Jenkins expendable.
Jenkins played last season as a backup and had three pass breakups.
At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones offered praise for Jenkins.
"Jenkins is very capable, I think a good cornerback," Jones said. "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.