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As expected, Mike Jenkins reports for minicamp

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It’s a busy week of minicamps and that means it is also a busy week of watching to see which players involved in spats with their teams ultimately stay away from the mandatory practices.

Count Mike Jenkins among those who reported for work. The team’s website has a picture of Jenkins heading into the team’s headquarters on Tuesday morning. Jenkins won’t be able to participate because of a shoulder injury, but he had been staying away from the team in hopes of forcing a trade to a team giving him both a chance to start and a better chance of a contract extension.

The Cowboys have remained adamant that they aren’t dealing him, which left Jenkins little option other than showing up. The fines for skipping minicamp have risen sharply under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and Jenkins can still try to work toward a trade by showing corner-needy teams he’s healthy this summer.

Once Jenkins does get on the field, he will compete with Orlando Scandrick for snaps at slot corner in the new-look Cowboys secondary. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

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6 Responses to “As expected, Mike Jenkins reports for minicamp”
  1. danielcp0303 says: Jun 12, 2012 11:49 AM

    Handling it like a pro. Just do your job and show what you can do. Everything else will take care of itself.

  2. ppc50 says: Jun 12, 2012 12:00 PM

    Though I like the moves that Dallas made this offseason, signing Scandrick before last season for the amount they gave him was a big mistake. I would much rather have Jenkins than Scandrick and they could have used that money to lock up 3 good CBs for awhile.

  3. dgbk says: Jun 12, 2012 12:31 PM

    @ ppc

    It wouldnt of been that simple Jenkins would of wanted big money. He will not have resigned for 3rd cb money. jenkins probably would want something near what carr got.While I do think they payed too much for orlando long as he also has no problem about the depth chart. This will probably be the first and last yr Jenkins is a 3rd cb or slot cb.

  4. ppc50 says: Jun 12, 2012 3:04 PM

    DGBK – I realize the salary differences, but it would have helped if Scandrick wasn’t signed for a huge amount that is not deserved. Would have freed more cash. The Eagles carried 3 CBs with Samuel and it worked out ok for a couple of years. Jenkins doesn’t have the same attitude, mostly since his trade value was next to nothing. Jenkins would have settled for a fair offer, not starter’s money, since he won’t get it anyway.

  5. dirtybird28 says: Jun 12, 2012 4:04 PM

    I think both of you have strong, valid points, but Scandrick having made roughly $6M a year as a back up/reserve starter has to be on Jenkins’s mind. We know he’s better thank Scandrick when healthy, so I’m sure he feels he deserves more and I can’t blame him

  6. jcg23 says: Jun 13, 2012 1:29 AM

    That’s the problem, in 2010…. HE WAS HEALTHY and made Vince Young and David Garrard look like all pro players against him. This coming off a pro bowl appearance.

    Then he got hurt. Stayed hurt, and yeah last year he was our best starting CB, when he was in the game. You don’t pay a man Carr money Namdi money that does that crap!

    I like em, I wish to God he’d helped himself last year. But he didn’t. Newman sure as Hell didn’t help himself. Scandrick getting paid was a /boggle for us all, but really after a few games last year it was pretty apparent Scan was gonna be the only CB that was gonna be kept.

    Jenks is still on this Roster, only because he is being paid $1mm and chances are he will still be gone before TC is over or before the trade deadline. The Cowboys have no reason what so ever to trade him now, and no need.

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