One-time Pro Bowl cornerback Mike Jenkins is set to meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars, per a report from Ryan O’Halloran.
Free agent CB Mike Jenkins will arrive in town tonight and meet with #jaguars on Friday as well.
— Ryan O’Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 28, 2013
Jenkins was a Pro Bowl cornerback in 2009 when he started 15 games for the Dallas Cowboys and recorded five interceptions, 19 passes defensed, and 49 tackles. For a first round pick, however, he has underwhelmed. Since ’09 he has only recorded two more interceptions and 20 passes defensed in 41 games (30 starts).
Jenkins will have a pretty long meeting with the Jaguars, spending two days in Jacksonville. The Jags have a gaping hole in their defensive backfield following the departure of Rashean Mathis (free agent), Derek Cox (San Diego Chargers), and Aaron Ross (Cut, New York Giants) in free agency. I think Jenkins could be one of the mid-range players that GM Dave Caldwell is looking to be a bridge for the Jaguars as they restock on talent through the draft. Jenkins is six feet tall and 200 pounds, giving him the size that could fit head coach Gus Bradley’s defense.
Personally I would like it if Jenkins signed with the Jaguars. There are no guarantees that he will, but he does have talent and could do with a change of scenery. Playing in Dallas, and being a star there, may have had a negative effect on how he approached the game. Jacksonville would be a quiet landing spot for him that gives him a chance to revitalize his young career.
- Luke N. Sims
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