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Mike Jenkins | Defensive Back

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
College: South Florida
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Bucs placed CB Mike Jenkins on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, ending his season.
Jenkins' short-lived run with the Bucs was a mess. He signed a one-year deal in March only to miss most of the preseason with a hamstring injury. And now he's done for the year after one game. Johnthan Banks and Leonard Johnson will fill the Nos. 2 and 3 cornerback spots behind No. 1 LCB Alterraun Verner. Sep 10 - 11:11 AM

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Bucs CB Mike Jenkins will miss this weekend's third preseason game with a hamstring injury.

Jenkins hasn't practiced at all this week. He's yet to play a defensive snap this preseason, and his roster spot could be in danger. Jenkins figures to be competing for the No. 3 cornerback job behind Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks. The 29-year-old signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal in March.
Aug 20 - 4:47 PM

Bucs signed CB Mike Jenkins, formerly of the Raiders, to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Another $500,000 is available through incentives. Coming off a mediocre year for the Raiders, Jenkins will be the Bucs' No. 3 corner behind Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks, likely manning the slot. Two days shy of his 29th birthday, Jenkins hasn't been an effective player for a while now, but his talent is still worth gambling on. He could have a bounce-back year in what is shaping up as a mighty fine defense on paper.
Mar 20 - 3:29 PM

Free agent CB Mike Jenkins is visiting the Cardinals.

At the onset of free agency, the Cardinals were the first team linked to Jenkins. After visiting Tampa Bay on Monday, he's making his way to the desert. Jenkins has plenty of starting experience and would be a solid No. 3 corner.
Mar 18 - 1:03 PM

Free agent CB Mike Jenkins is visiting the Bucs Monday.

Jenkins played his college ball for the South Florida Bulls, and the Bucs are thin behind Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks. Jenkins, just 29 years old (on Saturday), would bring first-round talent and 63 NFL starts to the table.
Mar 17 - 12:13 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle reports five teams are interested in free agent CB Mike Jenkins.

Jenkins' agent could just be drumming up interest. The soon-to-be 29-year-old started 15 games for the Raiders last season, notching two interceptions and six pass breakups. The Cardinals have been mentioned as a suitor.
Mar 11 - 1:32 PM

Mike Jurecki of XTRA Phoenix is hearing the Cardinals "have interest" in free agent CB Mike Jenkins.

Jenkins has experience at both outside and inside corner and could replace Antoine Cason behind Patrick Peterson and Jerraud Powers. Jenkins hasn't had a truly good season in a while, but is under 30 and has never lacked talent.
Mar 10 - 11:10 PM

The Raiders are not expected to re-sign free agent CB Mike Jenkins.

Jenkins was an every-down player at left corner this season, finishing with 65 tackles and two interceptions over 15 starts. With Tracy Porter also set to become a free agent, he'll likely have to accept a team-friendly deal to be brought back. Porter and D.J. Hayden are expected to be the Raiders' starting corners in 2014.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 1 - 5:02 PM

Raiders CB Mike Jenkins (concussion) is expected to be active for Thursday's game against the Cowboys.

Jenkins has been practicing in a limited fashion this week. The Raiders are racing both Jenkins and TE Mychal Rivera through the concussion protocol at an uncomfortably fast rate, especially considering the league-wide climate on concussions. Either way, they're both expected to be out there on the big stage.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 07:51:00 PM

Raiders CB Mike Jenkins sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Titans.

Jenkins has been an every-down player at left corner for the Raiders all season. Although he's struggled mightily in pass coverage, his likely absence on Thanksgiving is still good news for Tony Romo and company.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 08:25:00 PM

New Raiders CB Mike Jenkins has just one interception over his past 38 games.

He has only two picks since 2009. Unlike other frequent burn victims in the secondary, Jenkins isn't even smoothing things over with the occasional big play. Jenkins is penciled in as a starter in Oakland. For his part, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones insists Jenkins' Dallas tenure wasn't a failure. "We got starting time out of (him)," Jones bargained. "That’s not enough, but (he's not a bust)."
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Raiders agreed to terms with CB Mike Jenkins, formerly of the Cowboys, on a one-year contract.

Jenkins, 28, was the 25th pick in the 2008 draft. He made the Pro Bowl in 2009 and his career has been spiraling downward ever since. Beset by shoulder injuries in 2011, Jenkins was demoted to dime back in Dallas last year, behind Mo Claiborne, Brandon Carr, and Orlando Scandrick. Pro Football Focus graded Jenkins as the 94th "best" cornerback out of 113 qualifiers. He's now projected to start opposite fellow frequent burn victim Tracy Porter in Oakland.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 11:05:00 PM

Free agent CB Mike Jenkins left his Raiders visit without a contract.

It's unclear if Tracy Porter's signing has ruled Jenkins out for the Raiders, but the presence of Phillip Adams should hardly be considered a roadblock. It's unclear if/when Jenkins will make his Bills visit.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 05:55:00 PM

Free agent CB Mike Jenkins is scheduled to visit the Bills and Raiders.

Jenkins visited the Jaguars Thursday and Friday, but left without a contract despite receiving an offer from the team. He's reportedly seeking a multi-year deal, which could prove to be an extremely difficult task in this year's ice-cold cornerback market.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Free agent CB Mike Jenkins is seeking a multi-year contract.

It's for that reason the Florida Times-Union considers Jenkins "by no means a slam dunk" to sign during his Jaguars visit, which will extend to a second day on Friday. Coming off a year where he played just 374 snaps, it's going to be very hard for Jenkins to get a multi-year pact in a cold cornerback market.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 09:30:00 AM

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