Colts make play for Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins
The Indianapolis Colts are in play to trade for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins, a source confirmed to NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport.
Jenkins is in the final year of his contract and has not participated in any of the Cowboys’ offseason activities. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said yesterday that the team is not going to trade Jenkins.
“If anyone understands, I understand, but at the same time, you want a guy like that to be around the team and what not,” linebacker Anthony Spencer said. “But it’s always a decision. I support him. He’s my teammate. Whatever decision he makes.”
Jenkins became expendable when Dallas drafted Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and signed free-agent cornerback Brandon Carr to five-year contract in March. That deal is said be around $7 million per season.
Jenkins had 24 tackles and one interception in 12 starts last season.