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Report: Raiders interested in Mike Jenkins

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There hasn’t been much of a market for cornerback Mike Jenkins‘ services since free agency opened, but that could be changing.

Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Raiders have interest in Jenkins, who will almost certainly not be returning to the Cowboys for a sixth season. Watkins reports “nothing is finalized” between player and team, although it’s not clear if that means a visit, a contract offer or something else entirely.

Jenkins wanted a trade out of Dallas when Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne came to town, but it never came to fruition as the Cowboys, who drafted Jenkins in the first round of the 2008 draft, decided to keep him for depth before Jenkins became an unrestricted free agent. He wound up playing 13 games and starting two last season.

Jenkins would seem to be a fit for a team in desperate need of some experience on the corners. Jenkins fell out of favor in Dallas with the arrival of Carr and Claiborne in 2012, but he made 43 starts between 2009 and 2011 and, based on the current depth chart, profiles as a starter in Oakland.

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28 Responses to “Report: Raiders interested in Mike Jenkins”
  1. mjbulls45 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:06 AM

    please bring him aboard with terrance newman & 2 more DBs,

    i would re-sign bartell & spencer, they were injured all year, another 1 year deal for both, bargain price,

    keep adding vets, the team needs experience & leadership,

    next up WRs…

  2. higgy5353 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:12 AM

    I could be a starter for Oakland.

  3. shartlos says: Mar 24, 2013 10:14 AM

    He was up and coming in Dallas before his shoulder injury, and he’s good with jump balls. Good signing for Oakland. – a cowboys fan ….. Btw anybody remember his commercial ? One of my favorites

  4. tdubdizzle says: Mar 24, 2013 10:15 AM

    Jenkins would be a solid pickup for cheap.

  5. johnstone17 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:16 AM

    They cut Bartell & I think he ended up in Detroit.

  6. tdubdizzle says: Mar 24, 2013 10:16 AM

    “i would re-sign bartell & spencer, they were injured all year, another 1 year deal for both, bargain price,”

    Why? Did you watch them play at all last year?

  7. demolition510 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:17 AM

    Sign him up. Who knows, maybe offer Huff an incentive laden contract too

  8. tdubdizzle says: Mar 24, 2013 10:20 AM

    mjbulls45

    “please bring him aboard with terrance newman & 2 more DBs,

    i would re-sign bartell & spencer, they were injured all year, another 1 year deal for both, bargain price,

    keep adding vets, the team needs experience & leadership,

    next up WRs…”

    WR is probably the least necessary position on the roster right now. How about some Linebackers, D lineman, safeties, corners….Players we need. Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford, Rod Streater and Juron Criner can hold down receiver. Are you a Raiders fan?

  9. tdubdizzle says: Mar 24, 2013 10:21 AM

    mjbulls45

    Smart idiot.

  10. flavordave says: Mar 24, 2013 10:22 AM

    Jenkins gets toasted. Ill miss the Eagles pouncing on his lack of recognition skills. Especially Chip Kellys offensive monster machine tour 2013. Id love to see what DeSean would do to him.

  11. louiespoon says: Mar 24, 2013 10:23 AM

    Come to the Bears….

  12. slickster35 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:26 AM

    A dumpster fire that goes dumpster diving.

    The Davis family legacy lives on.

  13. cuda1234 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:38 AM

    Claiborn and Carr were brought in to press and cover. In Monte Kiffin’s defense they have to play zone and tackle. I can’t imagine this ending well for those two guys.

  14. tinbender2000 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:44 AM

    Poor flavordave took the Magical Mystery Tour and never came back.

  15. phinfan says: Mar 24, 2013 10:56 AM

    Leeerrrroooyyyy jeennnkkiiinnsss

  16. dirtybird28 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:24 AM

    Jenkins would be a solid pick up and by the looks of how Newman played last year he might be too. They just gotta stay healthy; something neither could do their later years in Dallas.

  17. SparkyGump says: Mar 24, 2013 11:30 AM

    Jenkins can make his “business decisions” all he wants now that he’s not a Cowboy. Good riddance.

  18. 69finfan says: Mar 24, 2013 11:39 AM

    Good luck MJ in your future endeavors from a fellow Bulls alum.

  19. raiderapologist says: Mar 24, 2013 11:39 AM

    tdubdizzle says: Mar 24, 2013 10:20 AM

    WR is probably the least necessary position on the roster right now. How about some Linebackers, D lineman, safeties, corners….Players we need. Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford, Rod Streater and Juron Criner can hold down receiver.
    —————-
    At this point I would say linebacker can be bumped down a few spots on the “desperate needs” list, but a veteran presence at wide receiver would be a welcome addition.

  20. jdphx says: Mar 24, 2013 11:44 AM

    I thought Jenkins to Oakland might have happened
    LAST year!! Oh, well we need him… so come on!

  21. raiderapologist says: Mar 24, 2013 12:03 PM

    slickster35 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:26 AM

    A dumpster fire that goes dumpster diving.
    The Davis family legacy lives on.
    —————-
    Does Stanford Routt ring a bell in that empty dining hall that passes for your brain? Do you know why the Chiefs have the first pick in the draft? Did you forget that the dumpster fire swept your septic tank of a team last season?

    Kansas City has a murder rate five times the national average. The world waits patiently for your number to come up.

  22. vipod4ever says: Mar 24, 2013 12:23 PM

    Two veteran corners, two rookie corners, that’s the approach needed to rebuild.

  23. cmonelisha says: Mar 24, 2013 1:12 PM

    this guy is a complete bum that’s why!! he used to get torched every game he had vs the giants (and Im assuming every other team to) then make one good pass breakup and flex like he beasted the whole game..this guy is a 3rd string cb at best lmao..I wish dallas would resign him

  24. SouthTexasRaider says: Mar 24, 2013 2:06 PM

    solid pickup for cheap seems to be what big Reg is doing and he is doing a fine job IMO. Haters forget the mess that he had to take over and 32 million in dead money to players NOT on the team. We will return to greatness and will be hated on more cause “the greatness of the Raiders is in their future”…….RAIDER FAHQIN NATION!

  25. steelerdynasty2010 says: Mar 24, 2013 2:26 PM

    Yea cuz we don’t need any corners….smh

  26. darthraider420 says: Mar 24, 2013 4:39 PM

    Sign Brian Urlacher draft Exavier roads and call it a of and call it a of season

  27. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 24, 2013 9:47 PM

    Jenkins comes up in run support like a shut down corner diva. Ain’t happening.

    Only problem is he is not a shut down corner at all. Keep expectations low.

  28. kenstabler says: Mar 25, 2013 6:36 PM

    I ran a 15.8 40 last week, and I could start for this team at corner.

    I want 6 million.

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