The Cowboys signed former first-round pick A.J. Jenkins earlier this week, and it didn't take long for him to acknowledge he needs to make an impression soon, per The Dallas Morning News. "I got to hurry up and make some plays and do something," Jenkins said. Jenkins was drafted with the 30th pick of the 2012 draft by the 49ers, but only plaed in three games as a rookie. In 2013, the 49ers traded him to the Chiefs where he played in every game but caught only eight passes. Last season he caught nine passes in nine games for the Chiefs before they released him in February. Now, Jenkins is just happy that a tryout with the Cowboys resulted in the team giving him another shot. "It was a lift off of my shoulders," Jenkins said. "It really was because you don't really know how it goes. There are a lot of guys who stay waiting for a long time and they don't get a phone call. I'm blessed and humbled for the opportunity, and it being the Cowboys, an organization that's known for a lot of things. I'm just happy to be a part of it."
The Cowboys have signed wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, a source has told the Dallas Morning News. Jenkins has been a disappointment since his selection in the first round of the draft three years ago by San Francisco. He played in only three games that season before a trade to Kansas City, where he managed just 17 catches for 223 yards and no touchdowns in 2013 and 2014 combined. He tried out for the Cowboys last week. And with superstar wideout Dez Bryant not expected to participate in OTAs, Jenkins at the very least gives the team another body at that position.
The Chiefs announced Tuesday they released wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, per NFL.com. Jenkins was a first-round pick by the 49ers in the 2012 NFL Draft, but never made it out to the field for San Francisco. Kansas City acquired Jenkins in a trade with San Francisco. He appeared in 28 games in two seasons, registering 17 catches for 223 yards.
The Chiefs placed wide receiver A.J. Jenkins on injured reserve Friday. Jenkins, who missed the team's last two games with a shoulder injury, finishes the season with nine receptions for 93 yards.
The Chiefs have listed QB Aaron Murray, WR Donnie Avery, WR A.J. Jenkins, CB Chris Owens, CB Jamell Fleming, C Eric Kush and OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif as inactive for Week 12 against the Raiders. Both Jenkins and Avery had been rushed out prior to the contest. Fleming was listed as questionable due to a hamstring issue. The other four players are healthy scratches.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||New York Giants||23||23.88|
|4||10/02||@San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|6||10/16||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|14||12/12||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|15||12/18||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|3 Year Avg||11||6||74||0||3||12.33||7|