“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.”
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.
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.
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.
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||8||130||16.3||48||0||3||1||4|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||9||2||9||93||10.3||27||0||1||0||5|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||2||6||3.0||5||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||9||2||2||-2||-1.0||0||0||0||0|
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|2012||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||9||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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