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Raiders announce Jenkins signing

The Raiders signed cornerback Mike Jenkins to the roster Tuesday, the second presumptive starter at that position in two weeks.

Last week, veteran Tracy Porter was signed to position that until then included only Phillip Adams, Brandian Ross and Chimdi Chekwa.

It’s the second time in two seasons Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie signed second-tier free agents who figured to be immediate starters. ESPN reported Jenkins agreed to terms with Oakland Monday.

Last season, Oakland signed Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer, who ended up as Week 1 starters. Neither worked out, as Bartell broke his shoulder blade in the opener, missing several weeks before returning to the roster and then eventually being released, and Spencer sustained a severe mid-foot strain in Week 2 that ended his season.

Jenkins is a veteran of 71 games and 48 starts for the Dallas Cowboys. He was a Pro Bowl performer in 2009, a year after being a first-round selection out of South Florida in 2008.

Last season, Jenkins played in 13 games with two starts as his role was diminished after Dallas signed free agent Brandon Carr and drafted Morris Claiborne in the first round.

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  • papertiger418

    I’m a bit concerned about this slew of one year contracts, but I think Reggie will make fair offers to a lot of these guys, so that even if another team overpays for them (Wheeler/Dolphins), I could see them coming back after that team cuts them for cap reasons or GM turnover or whatever.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Football Coach Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:25 am
    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Football Coach and others….if you dont have a weakside pass rusher i.e. RDE, then you dont have schit for a pass rush

    ***********************************************

    Yes in a 4-3 defense to be effective, you need a RDE (or weakside DE) who can explode, pin the ear and get to the QB. This is why I believe Ansah is the best pick. He has the traits to be an elite NFL DE. He is raw so it is a boom-bust pick. But elite 4-3 rush ends don’t come along often and they cost A LOT if you have to sign them.
    ********************************

    Ansah at 3 is a horrible pick…he isnt a RDE at all…I dont see the pass rush moves…..if he is to play end its LDE

  • Football Coach

    Dr-robert I don’t disagree with all your points, but I do believe Houston will be playing more DT than DE this year. The draft will say alot, but as it stands, I see him being bumped to his natural position. He is not a good fit at 4-3 DE.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Guest123 Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:31 am
    Best combo of run sealer and pass rusher in the 4-3 set is Bjorn Werner, FSU. Can do it all with intensity and nonstop motor.
    *********************************

    Another LDE….if we trade down I wont mid him but before this talk on here was him at 3 lmao

  • DKnight007

    Star is a young Ngata.

    Agreed!

  • guest123

    Star or trade down!

  • SnBG

    Football Coach and others….if you dont have a weakside pass rusher i.e. RDE, then you dont have schit for a pass rush
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    If you don’t have the big boy in the middle then your stud pass rusher will not be as successful. That’s why we need to build the Dline out. Ansah is bust or boom. To risky at this time

  • DKnight007

    Werner is a LDE, not a pure RDE. He can be coached to be more of a RDE though.

  • Charlie

    McClain cut added $7 million to our dead cap money hit bringing our total to my unofficial count of I think $48 million!!!

    An NFL record!!!!!

    Just shows you how many really overpaid backups we had on this team.

    It is why we have been 49-111 over the last ten years and 9-51 against playoff team over the same time frame losing by an average score of 30-13 to playoff teams.

    BAD PLAYERS!!!!

  • The_Judge37

    My favorite Haloti Ngata highlight:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYIz06CSxNE

  • dr_robert

    B@uce–u incessantly talk about taking star and turn around and talk about needing a pass rusher at RDE.

    Lets pretend we are all stupid and say we take star. Where’s the elite pass rusher?

    U dummy. The answer is plain. Take the pass rusher first. Then worry about a plugger in the middle.

    Sims? Scouts love him. B@uce once again believes he knows more than scouts.

    Rock head.

  • guest123

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:32 am
    Guest123 Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:31 am
    Best combo of run sealer and pass rusher in the 4-3 set is Bjorn Werner, FSU. Can do it all with intensity and nonstop motor.
    *********************************

    Another LDE….if we trade down I wont mid him but before this talk on here was him at 3 lmao

    ^^^^^^^^

    you know I want Star at 3. But if we trade down with Miami or Tampa, I’ll not be mad at drafting the Germanator.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “It’s the second time in two seasons Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie signed second-tier free agents who figured to be immediate starters”

    Yes we know we have to over pay second tier guys to be here stop rubbing it in!

  • Football Coach

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Football Coach Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:25 am
    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Football Coach and others….if you dont have a weakside pass rusher i.e. RDE, then you dont have schit for a pass rush

    ***********************************************

    Yes in a 4-3 defense to be effective, you need a RDE (or weakside DE) who can explode, pin the ear and get to the QB. This is why I believe Ansah is the best pick. He has the traits to be an elite NFL DE. He is raw so it is a boom-bust pick. But elite 4-3 rush ends don’t come along often and they cost A LOT if you have to sign them.
    ********************************

    Ansah at 3 is a horrible pick…he isnt a RDE at all…I dont see the pass rush moves…..if he is to play end its LDE

    ***************************************

    Like I said, Ansah is raw (i.e. he needs to work on his technical football skills, such as technical rush moves). He has definitely been blessed with the physical abilities (hips, agility, length, size, burst) to be an elite RDE. Other than him, there is no RDE in the draft worthy of a #3 pick. Dion Jordan is a stand up player, he will need as much technical work as Ansah to transition to a 4-3 edge player.

  • The_Judge37

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:34 am
    “It’s the second time in two seasons Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie signed second-tier free agents who figured to be immediate starters”

    Yes we know we have to over pay second tier guys to be here stop rubbing it in!
    ——

    I’m impressed they considered the 2012 FA’s 2nd tier

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    All you have to do is look around and see what these guys are worth now.

    Nnamdi is playing for 250K guaranteed he has to earn the rest of that 2.5 million dollar deal.

    Huff is playing for less than 2 million a year.

    No way DHB is getting more than 2 million a year we were paying him like 7 to 8

    Tom Kelly7 no way he gets more than 3 million a year either and we were paying him about 10

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    Big Al whiffed I will admit it.

  • DT42

    realtruraider Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    LOL, obviously he can’t do it the exact same way as GB and he obviously knows this. He is actually signing other teams free agents, something GB rarely does. He knows he can’t run this team the same way as GB yet, but if you want to know how he will and wants to run this team in the near future than looking at how GB does it is just common knowledge because he has said that’s how he is goin to do it.

    I wasn’t liking some of the moves at first and was questioning what Reggie’s vision was, but the more I found out about the “greenbay way” the more it became clear and its even more clear that he is doing it a little different than GB at this point in part because he has to.
    ——————————-

    The success of the “Green Bay way” is based on having two franchise QB in succession. Without that it becomes the “Jacksonville way”.

  • hwnrdr

    Actually had to do a quick test…lol
    What did I miss?

  • SnBG

    Football Coach Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:31 am
    Dr-robert I don’t disagree with all your points, but I do believe Houston will be playing more DT than DE this year. The draft will say alot, but as it stands, I see him being bumped to his natural position. He is not a good fit at 4-3 DE.
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    Yes he is

  • Football Coach

    The Raiders went from 2nd tier players making $7-10 million annual salaries to 2nd tier players making $1-3 million annual salaries.

    Good job GM! LOL

  • dr_robert

    I always thought Houston was a DT too. But it doesn’t matter what I think.

    He has played LDE. He lost weight to get quicker.

    There does not appear to be a plan to move him, as we currently only have Crawford behind him.

    Moving him would mean we suddenly have a glut of DT’s (and b@uce wants star too), and now a need for a RDE AND A LDE.

    It doesn’t matter how I or u or anyone feels about Houston.

    There is no evidence that a move is in the works.

    I pay attention to what IS, not what I wish for.

  • Gdog

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Marks Hair Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:23 am
    Reggies setting us up to take the bpa.. that probably means a trade down.

    ====================================

    I read a rumor somewhere saying Reggie might trade out of the first round altogether, which means we’d end up with a ton of second and third-rounders.

    >>>

    Thats what I think will happen.

    Thats why I no longer banter about how we use our top ten pick.

    I don’t think Reggie even has a plan for it…

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:27 am
    B@uce u ignorant rock head. Walker started 9 games last year. So it u who lies. Sims has started 23 games and has had injuries ur there would be more.

    U don’t get it. It doesn’t matter what u think if Barnes or any if them. Reggie signed them for a reason and u just can’t understand that.

    There has been no indication that Houston is playing DT. None. He has been and likely will continue to be LDE. It’s just fact.

    Ur just a fan with ideas how u would do things.

    But u have no ability to see what is ACTUALLY happening.

    Reggie just ensured that there is no automatic need pick. He will look at trades and pick whoever is BPA on his board.

    Cry all u want to about how sims and walker are backups and Barnes sucks. Oh well. They’re here.

    And we aren’t picking star. Get over it. We didn’t attend his pro day. That means he’s off the board due to health risks. Reggie isn’t picking a guy that high with any concerns at all.

    Find a new star to love.

    If Pryor wins the qb battle, he will start. I am on record as saying it won’t happen.

    But I’m not a rock head like u, so I don’t come in here telling everyone “I don’t like our qb’s. we are picking geno cuz that’s what I want.”
    *****************************************

    You said alot of games in his career….those are your words not mine! So go check your ownself…last I checked NFL season has 16 games a season and Walker has started 10 games out of 48 possible? That’s not alot of games moron

    Sims you say he been injured alot? Thank you for proving he is a backup lol. 23 games out of 60 possible….RobertaMR you are too easy. And look at hime the last few years…they find someone else to start over him…why?

    Barnes is awful and Reggie signed him because he had nobody except Barron at RT…duh….are you that dumb? Reggie doesnt think Barnes is any good but until draft its all he can do

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5759/lamarr-houston

    That’s about Lamarr Houston…so again tell me more of your lies lmao

    Haha so if teams dont attend guys pro days they wont select him? Come on we got ample proof that isnt true…again you are lying

    I’m not a fan buddy….never been one

    LOL I have no idea? But yet you do or you claim all the time hahahahahahahahahaha hypocrite

    No you just dont want Pryor to start and you claim there will be no competition…you been saying that eventho Raider officials say otherwise lol

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “The Raiders went from 2nd tier players making $7-10 million annual salaries to 2nd tier players making $1-3 million annual salaries.

    Good job GM! LOL”

    A lot of truth to that!

  • Marks hair

    I’d love to trade back to 8. If we move further down than 8-9 then I’d like to trade back twice..

  • SnBG

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:34 am
    B@uce–u incessantly talk about taking star and turn around and talk about needing a pass rusher at RDE.

    Lets pretend we are all stupid and say we take star. Where’s the elite pass rusher?

    U dummy. The answer is plain. Take the pass rusher first. Then worry about a plugger in the middle.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Sorry dude, can’t agree. Ansah boom or bust buddie. Need that big dude in the middle to free Houston up. Jags may take the other good DE in the draft.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:39 am
    I always thought Houston was a DT too. But it doesn’t matter what I think.

    He has played LDE. He lost weight to get quicker.

    There does not appear to be a plan to move him, as we currently only have Crawford behind him.

    Moving him would mean we suddenly have a glut of DT’s (and b@uce wants star too), and now a need for a RDE AND A LDE.

    It doesn’t matter how I or u or anyone feels about Houston.

    There is no evidence that a move is in the works.

    I pay attention to what IS, not what I wish for.
    **************************

    You need a RDE and LDE regardless….Houston is not a DE….plain and simple

    there is no evidence?

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5759/lamarr-houston

    sit Fido…sit!

  • Football Coach

    SnBG Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Football Coach Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:31 am
    Dr-robert I don’t disagree with all your points, but I do believe Houston will be playing more DT than DE this year. The draft will say alot, but as it stands, I see him being bumped to his natural position. He is not a good fit at 4-3 DE.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Yes he is

    *****************************************

    He is a solid end, but can be a much better 3tech DT. If you look at his traits he compares a lot more to elite 4-3 DTs such as Suh and McCoy than he does to elite 4-3 DEs such as JPP, Cameron Wake, Jared Allen, Peppers, etc.

    Gerald McCoy could be a pretty good LDE, but why would you move a Pro Bowl 3 tech to be a solid (but not Pro Bowl) LDE? That is basically what the Raiders have done with Houston at end.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “The success of the “Green Bay way” is based on having two franchise QB in succession. Without that it becomes the “Jacksonville way”.”

    You would think that would go without saying, but in here….smh

  • The_Judge37

    Football Coach Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:39 am
    The Raiders went from 2nd tier players making $7-10 million annual salaries to 2nd tier players making $1-3 million annual salaries.

    Good job GM! LOL
    —-

    I guess you could say he improved the Salary cap, even though $40M is being used on guys not even playing.

    Next job is trying to improve the talent.

  • guest123

    All you have to do is look around and see what these guys are worth now.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    Some will attempt to say that was Al Davis overpaying ‘his guys’. Which is partly true. But in fact there has been a great shift since the last CBA in free agency. A few select players are getting richer. The younger draftees and UDFA’s are still cheap. But the middle class is getting squeeze due to the flat salary cap. Nobody’s getting the “Albert Haynesworth” or “Mario Williams” type mega buck contracts anymore. Guys are stunned when they come into free agency and everyone is ‘poor’.

    It’s not a specific problem that the Raiders overspent, it looks now like everyone is correcting their overspending problem.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “You need a RDE and LDE regardless….Houston is not a DE….plain and simple”

    IMO RDE is #1 priority right now

  • dr_robert

    B@uce is funny. “Werner is a LDE so he can’t play RDE.”

    Uh, he’s a LDE at fsu. U know how he becomes a RDE? Put him there. Magically, he is one now. These labels are just words.

    Seymour was a DE. Then he magically became a DT. Cuz they put him there.

    Kelly played DE, DT, and NT.

    It’s all just lingo.

    Werner is a DE. He can play either side. He’s a good run stopper and a good pass rusher. He can play either one.

    It’s like missdick’s idiotic assertion that u can’t compare geno to mcnabb cuz they didn’t play in similar college offenses.

    It’s about skills, not schemes.

    Didn’t he realize mcnabb play in a pro offense once he was in the nfl?

    Stupidity reigns in here

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:34 am
    B@uce–u incessantly talk about taking star and turn around and talk about needing a pass rusher at RDE.

    Lets pretend we are all stupid and say we take star. Where’s the elite pass rusher?

    U dummy. The answer is plain. Take the pass rusher first. Then worry about a plugger in the middle.
    ***************************

    HAHAHAHA yeah and its been so easy for Raiders to have a plugger in middle….you havent watched the last ten years in Oakland have ya?

    Star is a better player than all DE’s that are considered the best,…..you cant stop the run at all and the guys in middle are the first line of defense….dummy

    Yes I keep saying the Raiders need a NT and RDE….this cant be disputed! If there was a dope RDE to grab over Star I’d be down for it….but that guy aint there

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “I guess you could say he improved the Salary cap, even though $40M is being used on guys not even playing.

    Next job is trying to improve the talent.”

    EXACTLY!

    Cutting the fat is the easy part, replacing it with solid players that are not overpaid is going to be where RM either earns his stripes or gets fired.

  • Charlie

    Guys

    Though we need dline help it will come in the third round.

    The Raiders will go OT (Fisher) with our first pick if we do not trade down.

    Sparano is a Parcells smash mouth run first ball control disciple.

    Barron and Barnes is the competition for back up tackle.

    Please do not talk about the silly LT is more important than an RT argument.

    Art Shell round three 1968
    Henry Lawrence round one 1974
    That is how you build an Oline.

    With a balanced offense you do not have to worry as much about rushing any opposing QB. They are not on the field.

  • Charlie

    666 Agreed.
    That is why Reggie and DA have 4 year deals.

  • R8ER MIKE

    B@Uce !!
    how the world treating you today sir ??

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:46 am
    B@uce is funny. “Werner is a LDE so he can’t play RDE.”

    Uh, he’s a LDE at fsu. U know how he becomes a RDE? Put him there. Magically, he is one now. These labels are just words.

    Seymour was a DE. Then he magically became a DT. Cuz they put him there.

    Kelly played DE, DT, and NT.

    It’s all just lingo.

    Werner is a DE. He can play either side. He’s a good run stopper and a good pass rusher. He can play either one.

    It’s like missdick’s idiotic assertion that u can’t compare geno to mcnabb cuz they didn’t play in similar college offenses.

    It’s about skills, not schemes.

    Didn’t he realize mcnabb play in a pro offense once he was in the nfl?

    Stupidity reigns in here
    **********************************

    Werner doesnt have the quick burst or pass rush moves to be a top flight RDE in the NFL you moron. Left Tackles will whip him. He is better off going against RTs who are of slower foot and he can play run well and that in most cases is the strong side for offenses

    RDE and LDE are just labels? Yeah stupid there is a reason they are labels!

    Seymour was a DE in 3-4…hence we was playing inside…the 5 technique…moron!

    Kelly played all four spots on the Dline and couldnt do schit at either spot….thanks for highlighting how much he sucked

    If its just lingo than any fk can play that spot!

    Its not about schemes? HAHAHAHAHA and you are a football coach?

    McNabb<—-NFL QB for over a decade and talked about QBs wins….glad you mentioned him lmao

  • The_Judge37

    Charlie Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:51 am
    666 Agreed.
    That is why Reggie and DA have 4 year deals.
    ———

    RevokeThePass2013

  • Follow the B@uceman

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:51 am
    B@Uce !!
    how the world treating you today sir ??
    **************************

    Better than how Sac is treating RobertaMR

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    “You need a RDE and LDE regardless….Houston is not a DE….plain and simple”

    IMO RDE is #1 priority right now
    ==============================================

    Can you say Bjoern Werner? They have resigned Andre Carter which was a good move.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:46 am
    “You need a RDE and LDE regardless….Houston is not a DE….plain and simple”

    IMO RDE is #1 priority right now
    **************************************

    No one to pick high in the first round

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Seymour Bush Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:52 am
    Silverandblack666 Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    “You need a RDE and LDE regardless….Houston is not a DE….plain and simple”

    IMO RDE is #1 priority right now
    ==============================================

    Can you say Bjoern Werner? They have resigned Andre Carter which was a good move.
    ***********************************

    LDE is something we need but its not number 1 priority

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Werner doesnt have the quick burst or pass rush moves to be a top flight RDE in the NFL you moron. Left Tackles will whip him. He is better off going against RTs who are of slower foot and he can play run well and that in most cases is the strong side for offenses
    ==========================================

    Werner DOES have a quick burst, but I do agree Werner would be better off on the left side. Remember tho, he was pretty outstanding and is another one of those guys who has only been playing the game for a very short time.

  • dr_robert

    Houston has played DE since he got here. Sorry. Fact. Deal with it. Ur opinion doesn’t change facts.

    Seymour played DE when he first got here. In a 4-3.

    Kelly got loads of pro bowl votes to go with loads of tackles.

    It’s been the lbs who are the problem. U don’t understand football.

    I’m right. As usual. U will see.

  • Charlie

    Again

    If RDE was so important why was Palmer looking out of his earhole most of the 12/6/12 Denver game when Barnes was embarrased on MNF???????????

    Please.

    RT is as important as LT and RDE is as important as LDE.

    You need both to get to the playoffs.
    lacking in either area simply is too easy to expose. (See Barnes 12/6/12 vs. Denver)

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RevokeThePass2013
    =====================================

    CUT THE CRAP 2013

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Seymour Bush Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:54 am
    Werner doesnt have the quick burst or pass rush moves to be a top flight RDE in the NFL you moron. Left Tackles will whip him. He is better off going against RTs who are of slower foot and he can play run well and that in most cases is the strong side for offenses
    ==========================================

    Werner DOES have a quick burst, but I do agree Werner would be better off on the left side. Remember tho, he was pretty outstanding and is another one of those guys who has only been playing the game for a very short time.
    *************************

    I said quick burst to be a top flight RDE…he has a little burst or whatever but its suited for the LDE spot

    If we traded down and was near the 20s I’d take him to be our LDE maybe…..but a RDE is much more important