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.