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Michael Jenkins | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (29) / ATL
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Patriots released WR Mike Jenkins.
The Patriots gave Jenkins a chance to run with the first-team offense throughout the offseason program. Predictably, Molasses Mike failed to distinguish himself. So when training camp opened, he found himself behind Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson at the "X" position, and then continued to tumble behind the likes of Josh Boyce and Julian Edelman. The 31-year-old Jenkins is going to find a soft market. Thu, Aug 15, 2013 10:21:00 AM

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The Boston Globe thinks Michael Jenkins "shouldn't be feeling too comfortable."

Jenkins ran with the first-team offense in the spring -- likely because of his veteran status -- but he's been bypassed with ease in training camp. Barring injury, Molasses Mike isn't expected to be a part of the final 53-man roster.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 09:32:00 AM

Michael Jenkins appears to have fallen behind Kamar Aiken and rookie Aaron Dobson early in Patriots camp.

That was quick. Jenkins got a ton of first-team reps at spring practices, but he's now behind second-rounder Dobson and special teamer Aiken. ESPN Boston predicts Molasses Mike won't make the team, which is a good sign for the Pats.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Both Mike Reiss and Field Yates of ESPN Boston do not project WR Michael Jenkins as part of the Patriots' final roster.

It's interesting because Jenkins ran as the starting "X" receiver through the minicamp season and reportedly handled himself well. But if Aaron Dobson can step up as a starter and buzzworthy UDFA Kenbrell Thompkins continues to shine, Molasses Mike will be in trouble. It's one of fantasy's more interesting position battles to monitor over the next month.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 02:02:00 PM

ESPN Boston gives Michael Jenkins a "75 percent" chance of making the Patriots' 53-man roster.

Molasses Mike lined up almost exclusively with the starters during the spring at "X" receiver, but that likely had to do with his veteran status. Rookies Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce were also battling minor injuries. Those two will get their chances in training camp. Jenkins offers minimal upside in the passing game, but he can block well on the outside.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Michael Jenkins has usually lined up with the starters during Patriots' OTAs and minicamp.

Tom Brady can make a lot of players look good, but he'd be pulling a rabbit out of his hat if he can turn Jenkins into a productive "X" receiver. The 30-year-old veteran struggles to separate from coverage and has zero long speed. Molasses Mike is best used as a blocker and we're still not convinced he's a lock to stick on the Patriots' final roster. Rookies Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce figure to get their big chance at training camp.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Michael Jenkins' one-year contract with the Patriots has a max value of $855,000 and includes no guaranteed money.

He didn't even get a signing bonus. Jenkins can earn $15,000 by reporting to offseason workouts, but will have to win a roster spot in training camp before locking in his $840,000 base salary. If the Pats see anything they don't like from Jenkins in the offseason or training camp, they can release the 31-year-old essentially free of charge. He'll be squarely on the roster bubble.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 04:43:00 PM

Patriots signed WR Michael Jenkins, formerly of the Vikings.

Jenkins, 31 in June, caught 40 passes for 449 yards and two touchdowns last season, appearing in all 16 games. "Molasses Mike" was released by the Vikings more than three weeks ago, and didn't draw an ounce of known interest before signing with New England. The deal is likely for the veteran's minimum, and it isn't a guarantee that he'll make the team out of training camp. Jenkins can block, but he can no longer generate any separation from defensive backs.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Vikings released WR Michael Jenkins.

Jenkins was due an $825,000 salary, but the Vikings made sure to cut him before his $2.425 million March roster bonus came due. Per beat writer Tom Pelissero, the Jenkins move clears $3.25 million in cap space. Turning 31 in June, "Molasses Mike" has been an ineffective pass catcher for quite some time. He could resurface elsewhere as a No. 4 wideout who plays on blocking downs.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 05:09:00 PM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities says it's a "safe assumption" Michael Jenkins will not be back with the Vikings.

Jenkins is due a $2.425 million roster bonus in March, and he won't find that money anywhere else on the open market. He's an easy cut. Beat writer Tom Pelissero says the Vikings' receiver corps is going to look "substantially different" in 2013. Jerome Simpson and Devin Aromashodu are free agents, and Pelissero doesn't expect them to have "much of a marketplace."
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 03:11:00 PM

ESPN Twin Cities confirms Michael Jenkins "almost surely won't collect" his $2.425 million roster bonus due in March.

Jenkins played 69.2 percent of the snaps last season out of simple desperation. The Vikings are sure to overhaul their receiving corps this offseason after Molasses Mike and Jerome Simpson crippled their offense. Christian Ponder needs a receiver other than Percy Harvin that can actually get open against one-on-one coverage.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Michael Jenkins admitted his future with the Vikings is uncertain.

Jenkins is due a $2.425 million roster bonus in March and is inept when asked to do anything other than block. "It's up to the staff and their evaluations, if they felt like they need me back," he said. "So, we'll see what happens." Molasses Mike is very likely to be released as the Vikings overhaul their receiving corps.
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Michael Jenkins caught three passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' playoff loss to Green Bay.

Jenkins scored his 50-yard touchdown on a badly blown coverage during fourth-quarter garbage time, "narrowing" the scoring margin to 24-10 with under four minutes left. Molasses Mike finished the regular season starting 8-of-16 games and ranking 75th in fantasy receiver scoring. Due a $2.425 million offseason roster bonus and turning 31, Jenkins is very likely to be a salary cap casualty.
Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:17:00 PM

Michael Jenkins caught three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown versus the Packers in Week 17.

Jenkins picked up extra snaps in the second half when Jerome Simpson was sent for concussion tests. Three plays after just missing a diving touchdown, Jenkins hauled in a perfectly-placed 3-yard pass in tight coverage for the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter. He's not a recommended fantasy option in playoff leagues.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 08:37:00 PM

Michael Jenkins (foot) was upgraded to "full" in Friday's practice, and is officially probable for Week 12.

Jenkins will suit up against the Bears, and likely start in the absence of Percy Harvin (ankle). However, averaging just 30.7 yards per game, Molasses Mike remains invisible for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 06:13:00 PM

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