Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) celebrates a turnover against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Sign Mike Jenkins to Pair with Tracy Porter


Mike Jenkins is a former first round draft pick, he’s been to a Pro Bowl and has played on one of the most popular teams in America. Now he’s riding a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders — the black hole for the careers of underperforming players that should be better than they are. ESPN’s Adam Schefter deflected his open wounds from his beloved Michigan Wolverines losing in the NCAA National Championship by reporting late Monday night that Jenkins had reached a deal with the Raiders.

Jenkins now joins the frequently burned Tracy Porter who was inked earlier this offseason. Together, the Raiders are hoping that Jenkins and Porter can tap into the players they used be, as both were previously solid cornerbacks at one time in their careers. Jenkins went to the Pro Bowl in 2009 with the Cowboys and Porter had his heyday with the New Orleans Saints, winning a Super Bowl ring in 2009.

But now both find themselves in Oakland, a place no one wants to play. The Raiders are trying to string together a respectable team in 2013, and truthfully there are worse options out there than both Porter and now Jenkins. The upside with Jenkins is undeniable, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be successful. Hopefully for Raiders fans, Jenkins and Porter can break the streak of players who come to Oakland and only continue to fizzle out.

 

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  • Stephen Pringle

    Josh , You could almost fill a thimble with what you know about Raiders history , all you haters are the same , just wait a**hole

  • http://twitter.com/billformico bill formico

    I didnt like what rm was doing at first but he is building an entirly new defense. looks to be a 3 -4 to me..no doubt with multiple schemes. offense? we’ll see. i still think you trade dmac for picks, he’ll never last a year anyway.

    • Brian Howden

      There’s no way we trade D Mac for picks. They will never get enough in return, I think he is going to have a good year this year, everyone that always knocks McFadden seems to forget that he is the only fuckin talent we have left on the team, I don’t think trading him for table scraps is the answer. Don’t blame Greg Knapps ZBS on McFaddens production last year. He will bounce back.

  • http://twitter.com/Raider24Art ArT

    F**k you josh u hater you dont know nothing bout the raiders … Go jump on john elways sack