Raiders continue to bolster roster ahead of new season.
The Oakland Raiders have continued to add pieces to their roster puzzle, with the signing of free-agent cornerback Mike Jenkins, as confirmed on NFL.com.
The 28-year-old has signed a one-year deal according to the report, after spending the last five years with the Dallas Cowboys.
He becomes the second cornerback the Raiders have signed this off-season, joining Tracy Porter on the Oakland roster.
However, he arrives off the back of a disappointing season in Dallas, where he faced added competition following the arrivals of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne.
Jenkins was a 25th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, and made the Pro Bowl in 2009 during a period in which he excelled as a regular starter.
He has intercepted eight passes and made 48 starts since entering the league, and will hopeful of building on those numbers in the new chapter of his career in Oakland having gone without making an interception in the 13 games he played last season.
Despite the decline, Jenkins has been described as a low-cost gamble and along with Porter will have the determination to bounce back from disappointing stints in their careers and start to get themselves back on track.
Having been described as a “starting cornerback in the NFL” by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones last month, Jenkins will now have to prove so in a different city.