|The relationship between Jenkins and his team has gotten weirder. (US Presswire)|
Then, we heard Jenkins would attend mandatory minicamp, seemingly ignoring the leverage he might have had by holding out. And now comes word that Jenkins isn't sharing all his medical records with the Dallas team doctors and that he won't continue his rehab before training camp in the Dallas rea.
While the Cowboys said Wednesday that Jenkins, coming off shoulder surgery in January, likely will be placed on PUP at the beginning of training camp, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport writes that the team isn't sure of the status of Jenkins' injury. That's because Jenkins apparently isn't talking about it with his team.
“Yes, he is here getting examined by the team's trainers,” Rapoport wrote. “But Jenkins' camp has not shared enough records to satisfy the Cowboys," a team source said. "In fact, Jenkins has not talked to them hardly at all … Jenkins has been seeing a specialist for his shoulder, I'm told, visiting with renown expert Dr. James Andrews. But he has not passed along those findings to the Cowboys. He hasn't shared the records. Perhaps he would do so for a team who wanted to trade for him, and maybe this is a way to push for that. But the Cowboys remain in the dark about what's up with Jenkins' shoulder.”
Jenkins also apparently dismissed the Cowboys request that he stay around Dallas to continue working on his shoulder. The team reportedly “encouraged” Jenkins to stick around.
“Glad to see him back,” owner Jerry Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “Just need to get him healthy and get him going and obviously he can be a great help. Anytime you've got a guy who's been to the Pro Bowl at cornerback in our league, you need him. Hopefully he'll get going and get his rehab rolling and get to feeling good.”
Unfortunately for Jones, it seems that the Cowboys aren't sure how long it'll take for Jenkins to “get to feeling good" and that when he gets “his rehab rolling” it won't be anywhere near Dallas.
For the team that employs him not to know his status is bizarre. When Jenkins said he would attend minicamp, I thought he might have given in and accepted his fate as Dallas' third cornerback behind Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne. I might have been wrong.
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