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A.J. Jenkins | Wide Receiver | #16

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (30) / SF
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Cowboys waived/released WR A.J. Jenkins, FB Ray Agnew, LB Donnie Baggs, DE Ben Gardner, WR Clyde Gates, OT Laurence Gibson, WR Nick Harwell, WR A.J. Jenkins, LB Dakorey Johnson, C Shane McDermott, DE Efe Obada, C Ronald Patrick, CB Joel Ross, S Tim Scott and OT John Wetzel.
Jenkins made a roster push late in training camp, but it is not a great sign he could crack the Cowboys' shallow receiver corps. He may be out of chances. Dallas also waived/injured LB Ka'Lial Glaud and CB Rod Sweeting. Sat, Sep 5, 2015 04:09:00 PM

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A.J. Jenkins was held without a catch on one target in Saturday's preseason game.

With Dez Bryant sidelined, Jenkins got some run with the first-team offense, but he has just two catches for 40 yards through three preseason games. He should see some snaps in Thursday's finale. Jenkins is far from a lock for the 53-man roster.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Cowboys WR A.J. Jenkins has played well the last week of training camp.

"He’s made a lot of progress in the last week," said wide receivers coach Derek Dooley. "He’s made a lot of plays. He’s getting a lot more comfortable out there. I’m looking forward to watching him more." With not much talent behind Dallas' top three receivers, Jenkins has at least a shot at cracking the final roster.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 11:14:00 AM

A.J. Jenkins has been drop prone in Cowboys camp.

It sounds like the 2012 draft bust has little shot at cracking Dallas' 53-man roster. The former No. 30 overall pick is just about out of the league.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 07:45:00 PM

Cowboys signed WR A.J. Jenkins.

Jenkins is a familiar name because he's on his way to being one of the biggest busts in recent draft history. Since going 30th overall to the 49ers in 2012, he's caught a grand total of 17 passes and been cut by two teams. Jenkins is a flier for the Cowboys, who don't have much depth at outside receiver behind Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams.
Tue, May 26, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Free agent WR A.J. Jenkins is participating in the Jets' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

An abject bust as the 30th pick in the 2012 draft, Jenkins also flopped in Kansas City after the Chiefs traded Jon Baldwin for him. Like Baldwin, Jenkins is now in danger of falling out of the league. He turns 26 in September.
Fri, May 8, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Chiefs waived WR A.J. Jenkins.

One of the biggest draft busts in recent memory, Jenkins never got his career on track after getting swapped for fellow disappointment Jon Baldwin in August 2013. Jenkins caught just 17 passes in 25 games as a Chief, and finished 2014 on injured reserve as he battled a shoulder injury. If Jenkins can't have success for Jim Harbaugh or Andy Reid, it's probably never going to happen. Going on 26, he'll fight for someone's final receiver spot this summer.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 01:59:00 PM

Chiefs placed WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Jenkins hadn't played since Week 9 due to his shoulder injury. He'll finish 2014 with nine receptions for 93 yards, making two starts in place of Donnie Avery. The Chiefs signed Jason Avant to replace him.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:03:00 PM

A.J. Jenkins caught one pass for 10 yards in Week 9 against the Jets.

Jenkins started in place of Donnie Avery, but continues to be a non-factor. The Chiefs don't have any viable receivers behind Dwayne Bowe. Junior Hemingway finished with two catches for nine yards.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Making another start in place of Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins caught 2-of-2 targets for 37 yards.

Jenkins made a comically poor effort at a third target, but it was wiped out by a roughing-the-passer penalty. Jenkins nearly redeemed himself in the third quarter, but inexplicably stepped out of bounds on what could have been a 72-yard touchdown. That's Jenkins' career in a nutshell. He remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 08:17:00 PM

A.J. Jenkins caught 1-of-2 targets for three yards in Kansas City's Week 5 loss to the 49ers.

Jenkins got the "start" opposite Dwayne Bowe, but was in a committee with Junior Hemingway. Jenkins is closer to being out of the NFL than fantasy relevance.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 08:18:00 PM

A.J. Jenkins will start in Donnie Avery's (sports-hernia operation) against the 49ers.

Avery is expected to miss roughly four weeks. Jenkins could end up rotating snaps with Frankie Hammond. An ineffective player for the entirety of his three-year NFL career, Jenkins remains miles from fantasy relevance despite the increased role.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason finale.

Jenkins has had a very quiet training camp, battling injuries and failing to so much as earn a Rotoworld blurb since June. If he's on the roster bubble, suffering a concussion right before final cuts can only hurt him.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 08:57:00 PM

ESPN Chiefs blogger Adam Teicher reports A.J. Jenkins "hasn't mounted any kind of challenge" for the No. 2 receiver job.

Jenkins has been limited in OTAs due to injuries, but is mostly working with the second-team offense. Donnie Avery has been consistent as the No. 2 wideout, with De'Anthony Thomas and Junior Hemingway getting looks in the slot. Jenkins was talked up as a possible starter in the offseason, but Teicher suggests the Chiefs aren't ready to give up on Avery. 24-year-old Jenkins is due a $1.02 million base salary in 2014.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Coach Andy Reid referred to WR A.J. Jenkins as a "capable player."

"I thought he made big strides last year," the coach said. Reid was mainly referring to Week 17, when Jenkins got a chance to start and responded with three catches for 67 yards. However, the Chiefs' offseason pursuit of Emmanuel Sanders and expectation that they'll select a receiver high in next week's draft speak volumes. The consistently underachieving Jenkins will have to earn his snaps in training camp.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 12:45:00 PM

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