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Signs still point to Mike Jenkins attending mandatory minicamp

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In the end, Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins had at least 63,000 reasons to show up for a mandatory minicamp.

The Cowboys launch the three-day non-voluntary session on Tuesday, and multiple reports now indicate that Jenkins will be present.

Over the weekend, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Jenkins will attend.  Monday night, Calvin Watkins of echoed that assessment.

It’s no surprise.  As we explained over the weekend (and as others have since echoed, with or without attribution), the new CBA increases the fine for a missed mandatory minicamp dramatically.

Before the current CBA, skipping a mandatory minicamp cost less then $10,000.  Now, missing all three days exposes a player under contract to a $63,000 fine.

Players like Jenkins and Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew also would potentially lose a portion of their signing bonuses, and any other forfeitable payments under the new labor deal and their own contracts.

So it won’t really be news if an unhappy player shows up for mandatory minicamp.  It will be news only if he doesn’t.

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4 Responses to “Signs still point to Mike Jenkins attending mandatory minicamp”
  1. Soulman45 says: Jun 11, 2012 10:31 PM

    Get it right Cowgirls do something with the man.

  2. istallion says: Jun 11, 2012 10:37 PM

    Jenkins is an ungrateful baby. Honor your contract and shut up.

  3. astrosfan75956 says: Jun 12, 2012 2:01 AM

    Honor you’re million dollar deal baby.

  4. starfan79 says: Jun 12, 2012 6:35 AM

    If Jenkins is smart he will show up.. Seems like our Corners are hurt every year and I know Claiborne should turn into a franchise shut down corner, if he struggles Jenkins could show his skills off and get that big money check next season. I am a cowboy fan and I think he can play and be a number one corner for a team. He was a pro bowler but then he had that bad year. If his shoulder wasn’t busted up last year I think he would have killed it. Time to shine!!!

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