Jenkins (hand) returned to practice on Sunday, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.
Jenkins had surgery for a broken hand at the start of August. He was expected to miss anywhere from 2-to-3 weeks, so his return Sunday appears to be on the early side of that original projection. Jenkins will have to battle for a role as a depth option at cornerback for the upcoming season.
Jenkins broke his hand during Friday's practice session, which came just shortly after he signed with the team in mid-July. Now that he'll be sidelined for a couple weeks, Asa Jackson and Shaun Prater could see more snaps at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson, especially since Justin Bethel (foot) remains on the PUP list.
Jenkins is out indefinitely after he suffered a broken bone in his hand during Friday's practice.
Jenkins was signed by the Cardinals after spending the previous two seasons with Tampa Bay. He figured to have a chance at starting opposite Patrick Peterson with Justin Bethel's health in question entering the season. There is currently no timetable for his return.
Jenkins, an eight-year veteran cornerback, heads to Arizona after spending the past two seasons in Tampa Bay. Last year with the Buccaneers, Jenkins totaled 14 tackles and five passes defended as he started in five games. The Cardinals have made it clear they are open to competition for the starting cornerback position opposite Patrick Peterson. While many expect Justin Bethel to be the starter in Week 1, Jenkins, along with rookies Brandon Williams and Harlan Miller, could make a run for the spot.
Mike Jenkins logged 51 snaps in place of the injured Johnthan Banks in Week 5, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Jenkins only produced a tackle and pass defensed over those 51 plays, but figures to continue to start after the bye week if Banks is not ready for a return. The veteran corner is receiving his first meaningful playing time since his stint with the Raiders in 2013.
|P3||8/28/16||@ HOU||4:25 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|5||10/6/16||@ SF||8:25 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ CAR||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/20/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
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|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||17||16.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
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|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|