The Dallas Cowboys made a roster move today ahead of their OTA sessions for the week. Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins has been signed to a contract. Last week, the Cowboys worked out multiple players and many of us focused on the running backs, names like Felix Jones and Ben Tate, but the guy who actually got a contract out of the deal is Jenkins.
A.J. Jenkins was once a hot prospect, he was selected in the first round of the 2012 draft with pick #30 by the San Francisco 49ers. Since then, it's all been downhill. He only appeared in three games with the 49ers that first year, then was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for another first-round bust, WR Jon Baldwin. With the Chiefs, Jenkins caught 17 passes over his two years there. He was released by the Chiefs in February.
With Dez Bryant not attending OTAs, Jenkins gives the Cowboys another body in the rotations at practice. They might be hoping that somehow they can get the talent out of Jenkins that led him to have a big career at the University of Illinois. But after three years with two teams, it's a long-shot.