BTB:League Source: Cowboys Actively Shopping Mike Jenkins

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    League Source: Cowboys Actively Shopping Mike Jenkins
    by Dave Halprin on Apr 27, 2012 8:26 AM CDT in Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft
    ProFootballTalk is confirming something many have been suspecting since the Dallas Cowboys made their move in the 2012 draft and jumped up to grab cornerback Morris Claiborne in the first round. Current starting cornerback Mike Jenkins is being actively shopped.

    A league source tells PFT that the Cowboys are shopping Jenkins, and that the Cowboys are willing to move him during the 2012 draft. Jenkins has been a full-time starter since 2009. The first-round pick in 2008 is entering the final year of his rookie deal, at a base salary of slightly more than $1 million.

    Why I certainly understand this move, I stop short of totally endorsing it. The Cowboys now have a fully-stocked secondary, with quality corners, and besides Carr, the price is not prohibitive. They could now withstand an injury to one of their top corners and still be in good shape. Of course, the flip-side to that argument is that you generally only play three corners, so one guy is going to be riding the pine unless injury does occur.
  2. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    Dumb move if true. You're gonna get next to nothing for a very good corner who will help ALOT this season. The only reason I stop short of saying he's a great corner is that he seems a little fragile.
  3. JackWagon

    JackWagon Well-Known Member

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    How often do corners pull hamstrings ?? (TNew) ... keep him this year and let him go to FA.
  4. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I think it's a little premature too based on what we've seen from his play. Yeah, he's been inconsistent, but he is young. You gotta wonder if he did something wrong.
  5. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    There are 2 guys ahead of him. You think he's going to have the disposition that can tolerate him to be the 3rd CB? I don't. I think he'll be nothing but trouble if they don't unload him.
  6. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    The only problem with that is he is a good corner. We do have Scandrick, but what are the odds of 3 CBs staying healthy all year?
  7. Yuma Cactus

    Yuma Cactus Active Member

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    If they can get a 2nd for him I am all in. Lot of guys I like in the 2nd. Silatolu, Lavonte David, Crick, Upshaw, Branch, Curry, Cam Johnson, Jerel Worthy.
  8. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Jenkins of Osi and a 5th........would ya?
  9. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I'd take Jenkins for Osi straight up.

    Two ways to look at it:

    1) Get whatever you can for him because he isn't in the team's long term plans

    2) Let him play out this year, he is in a contract year, so I doubt he totally tanks. Let him walk and see if you get a comp pick

    I still think I'd try to move him.
  10. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    In a minute.
  11. ceerrece

    ceerrece Active Member

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    Jenkins for Osi straight up? sure... Jenkins for a 4th round, no way... we better keep him and we are gonna have a very good, young secondary.
  12. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    I'm in favor of keeping him but if the price is right I wouldn't mind a trade.
  13. kmd24

    kmd24 Active Member

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    Yeah, I think I would. Why would NY want to do that?
  14. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    I was just tossing around idea's while I try to figure out why the NFL has to wait till 7pm to start rounds 2 & 3.
  15. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I wouldn't.

    Jenkins would help them more than Osi would help us.
  16. Tex

    Tex Active Member

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    Yes I would trade him for Osi. I would also trade him for even a 3'rd if we could package that with a 4'th or even two 4'ths to get into the second again somehow without touching next years picks. If we could deal him and end up with picks this year in the second and third I would be thrilled.

    Jenkins is going to probably sulk if he isnt starting. And I hope Claiborne is starting in his place.
  17. Awakened

    Awakened the Dude abides

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    The fact that Jenkins is in the last year of his contract makes it likely that he will be a model football player this season, maybe even return to his rookie season greatness. I say keep him, unless you can get a second rounder for him, which I highly doubt.
  18. Wulfman

    Wulfman Unofficial GM

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    Where does he play? I'd think it would have to be at OLB, as I can't see him adding enough weight to play DE in our scheme. Still, that kind of pass pressure would be hard to pass up on.

    Don't think it has a chance of happening, though.
  19. Wulfman

    Wulfman Unofficial GM

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    You can't trade that second 4th rounder, as it's a compensatory pick.
  20. Wulfman

    Wulfman Unofficial GM

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    Letting people get home from work and get those primetime ratings.

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