Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports reports that veteran corner Mike Jenkins is visiting with the Buccaneers on Monday. The Bucs are inexperienced and thin at corner behind Verner and Johnthan Banks, which makes their interest in Jenkins easy to understand.
Jenkins played in Oakland last year after finishing up a five-year run with the Cowboys that started when Dallas made Jenkins a first-round pick in 2008. Jenkins started 15 games in 2013, making 65 tackles, picking off two passes and forcing a fumble for the Raiders. He has 63 starts in the NFL overall and, at 29, still has the ability to be a helpful player if not quite the one the Cowboys thought they were getting in the first round.
The Buccaneers stayed busy over the weekend, adding guard Oniel Cousins and linebacker Dane Fletcher to their free agent haul. It’s clear that new General Manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith want to make big changes to the Bucs in their first offseason and they’ve accomplished that whether or not Jenkins decides to join the party.