Raiders haul in another veteran CB


The Raiders agreed to terms on a contract with veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins on Monday, according to several reports.
Jenkins, 28, played for the Dallas Cowboys his first five NFL seasons. During that time, he started 48 games and intercepted eight passes.
He is expected to compete for a starting spot for a Raiders team thin at cornerback. Earlier this offseason, the Raiders signed veteran Tracy Porter as a prospective starter at cornerback, as well.
If things go as planned, Jenkins and Porter should be the Raiders starting cornerbacks. From here, that tandem sounds and looks a whole lot bettern than Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer, the starting duo in 2012 before injuries derailed their seasons shortly after they started.
Jenkins and Porter have less wear on their bodies than did Bartell and Spencer, for one thing. Also, both have played at a higher level, at times.
Still, both have plenty to prove in 2013 if they are to stick around for more than one season. Jenkins started only two games last season after starting an average of 14 the previous three seasons.
The Raiders suddenly aren’t looking so thin at cornerback. Besides Jenkins and Porter, the Raiders have Phillip Adams, Chimdi Chekwa, Brandian Ross — he also plays safety — and converted running back Taiwan Jones.


Steve Corkran

  • SnBG

    Marks Hair Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 8:23 am
    New post nerds
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  • SnBG

    yes…as long as you understand the other reason is we dont have many players under contract…..entire new turnover again in 2014…even if the players are good they wont jell and play like a team
    SPECULATION…You don’t know that, they’ll jell just fine

  • Football Coach

    Shariff Floyd to Lamarr Houston Comparison:

    Coming out of college, where they both played at elite BCS schools (Houston at Texas, Floyd at Florida), Houston was bigger (6-3 305 vs. 6-3 297), slightly faster (4.84 forty, 1.68 10-yard split vs, 4.92 forty, 1.68 10-yard split), and more bounce (33.5 vert and 114 inch broad jump, vs. Floyd 30 vert and 106 broad jump). Floyd did not compete in the bench (red flag) compared to Houston’s 30 reps. Houston measured 33 inch arms, compared to 31.75 for the relatively short-armed Floyd (top DTs are usually 33 inch+).

    Aside from Houston’s overall better physical make up, he also had better production, with 136 tackles, 35.5 tackles for a loss and 14.0 sacks compared to 92-19.5-4.5 for Floyd.

    Lamarr Houston was a great pick at #44 in 2010.

    Unless we want to be drafting a poor man’s Lamarr Houston, why would we use the #3 pick on Floyd? Hopefully KC or Jax over-reach for him.

  • TheBay2LA

    Dion Jordan is a pass! 14.5 career sacks, and plagued by weak shoulders. Battles injury constantly. In the Civil War, 0 sacks. The Beavs held him to zero sacks. All decent Pac 12 teams held him in check. Accept Arizona state where he picked up 2 of his 5 sacks last year. Against Oregon State, following the Civil War, Alex Okafor tallied 4.5 sacks alone. Pass on Dion Jordan, Pass on Star also. Trade back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!