With the Dallas Cowboys signing cornerback Brandon Carr to a five year, $50.1 deal and moving up in the draft to select LSU standout Morris Claiborne, it seemingly looks like Mike Jenkins’ role as starting cornerback has moved down the teams depth chart.
And with Jenkins being in the final year of his contract, he’s asking to be traded and isn’t planning on attending any of the teams OTAs that begin this week. Jenkins has been in the process of recovering from shoulder surgery, and has attended voluntary workouts, but gave the impression that attending OTAs isn’t required. When healthy, Jenkins has proven to be a solid player at the position, but injuries have put a bump in the road in hopes of him getting a contract extension. And instead of fighting for a starting spot and showing up to camp, Jenkins is throwing in the towel and conceding the top two spots on the roster to Carr and Claiborne.
It’s hard to expect a solid contract extension when expected to be third on the depth chart, and being traded may give Jenkins a starting spot elsewhere to prove he’s worthy of being one of the better starters in the game.