Raiders have interest in Mike Jenkins

March, 24, 2013
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According to a source, the Oakland Raiders have expressed interest in free agent cornerback Mike Jenkins.

Jenkins, a 2008 Cowboys first-round pick, has been to one Pro Bowl, and was a main starter during his time in Dallas.

Last year when the Cowboys signed Brandon Carr to a five-year $50.1 million deal and selected Morris Claiborne in the first round, it made Jenkins expendable.

Jenkins played last season as a backup and had three pass breakups.

At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones offered praise for Jenkins.

"Jenkins is very capable, I think a good cornerback," Jones said. "We happen to be pretty committed relative to the rest of our roster. We have to be pretty committed at cornerback. Under a different circumstances, Jenkins might be a little different story for us right now. He would be a different story right now, he certainly wouldn't be out of our radar as far as having him of bringing him back as a starter. I think Jenkins is a starting cornerback in the NFL.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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