Jenkins arrives at mandatory Cowboys camp
As Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones expected, cornerback Mike Jenkins arrived at Valley Ranch Tuesday morning for the first day of the team’s mandatory minicamp.
However, Jenkins, who is in the final year of his contract, isn’t expected to participate in the three-day camp because he is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
The Cowboys’ first-round pick in 2008, who reportedly asked for a trade earlier this month, did not attend the three weeks of organized team activities at Valley Ranch and Cowboys Stadium.
The trade request likely stems from the Cowboys signing free agent cornerback Brandon Carr to a five-year, $50.1 million deal in March and drafting cornerback Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in April’s draft.
On May 30, Jones said the Cowboys would not be trading Jenkins and that although Jenkins was not at OTAs he expected the corner to attend the minicamp.
“There’s nobody that needs Jenkins more than the Cowboys,” Jones said at the time.
“There’s no draft pick that I’m interested in [in exchange for Jenkins],” he added.
Reportedly, the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions have made offers for Jenkins in the last month.
There will likely be updates about Jenkins’ situation in the coming days.
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