On Monday night the Oakland Raiders agreed to one year deal with cornerback Mike Jenkins formerly with the Dallas Cowboys.
Now the Raiders will have two veteran corners that will start across from each other on defense Tracy Porter and Jenkins. Porter of course last year had an illness that kept him out for most of the season and Jenkins had his share of injuries the past two seasons. But GM Reggie McKenzie is confident this duo will work.
Raiders reached agreement with former Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2013
Jenkins, 28, was selected by Dallas in the first round of the 2008 draft. In five seasons with the Cowboys, he started 48 games, making 147 tackles and eight interceptions. But Jenkins started in only two games last season after enduring an agitation this off-season in which he didn’t participate in organized team activities as he recovered from reconstructive right shoulder surgery.
But don't underestimate his talent Jenkins can stir up some good plays on defense in 2009 he was selected to participate in the Pro Bowl.
This signing is another step in the right direction in placing the pieces together to make the unit stronger during developmental period and beyond.