Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans receiver Keshawn Martin (82) is pursued by Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) at Reliant Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Texans 28-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agent CB Mike Jenkins Signs With Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Free agent cornerback Mike Jenkins, who spent last season with the Oakland Raiders, has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Bucs announced the signing via their official website on Thursday.

The Raiders did not pursue Jenkins and he is returning to his roots—he is a Bradenton, Fla., native who played collegiately in Tampa at South Florida.

Jenkins, 28, was a Pro Bowler in 2009 with the Cowboys after making five interceptions and defensing 19 passes. He signed with the Raiders last April after his contract expired in Dallas.

He had two interceptions, one forced fumble, six passes defensed and 65 tackles, starting 15 games for Oakland.

For his career, he has 10 picks.

Tags: Mike Jenkins NFL Free Agency Oakland Raiders

  • joe VICE

    Wish we didn’t let him go. But oh well.

  • KloverJane

    Great at defending the run. Best of luck.