Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins will report to training camp on Wednesday alongside rookies and other injured players according to sources.
Mike Jenkins chose to skip voluntary workouts, due to disputes over a new contract and trade demands. Jenkins, however is still recovering from off-season shoulder surgery and is said to be behind in his rehab.
Head Coach Jason Garret commented on the Mike Jenkins situation by referring to it as a complicated shoulder surgery and neither he nor the Dallas Cowboys front office know when Jenkins will be ready to practice.
Jenkins will report to camp to avoid the $30,000 daily fines the Cowboys could impose on him, should he hold out of training camp.
What we do know is that Jenkins is in the last year of his contract and to date has been considered a disappointment compared to the expectations set forth when he was selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2008 draft.
Jenkins’ failure to stay healthy and make plays was factored into the off-season overhaul of the Cowboys secondary, which will feature new starters at cornerback and safety.
During the offseason the Cowboys brought in a pair of high-profile names in CB Brandon Carr – (5 years/$50 million) and CB Morris Claiborne – 6th overall pick in 2012 (Who just signed his rookie deal with Dallas for worth a reported 4years/$16.26 million).
Alongside Orlando Scandrick, who signed a 5 year/$25 million extension last season, Carr and Claiborne project to be the Cowboys’ starting corners.
What the future holds for Mike Jenkins remains to be seen, what we do hope for is that he gets healthy and gives it another shot, especially if Claiborne or Carr can’t get the job done.
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