Retaining CB DeAngelo Hall wasn't a long-term solution to the chronic issue haunting Jim Haslett's defense -- the inability to cover downfield against spread formations. In takeaway-minded Phillip Thomas, GM Bruce Allen might have finally found a suitable replacement for the late Sean Taylor.
Attempting to prove he's well on his way to recovering from the torn ACL suffered on Nov. 24, Florida State pass rusher Cornellius 'Tank' Carradine worked out for scouts on Saturday. He was clocked at 4.93 seconds in the 40-yard dash, according to a high-ranking league source.
The 6-foot-2, 251 pound Jenkins registered 21 1/2 sacks over the 2010-11 seasons but missed virtually all of the 2012 campaign after suffering a Lisfranc injury in the season-opener. While he'll wait until his March 19 Pro Day to do the timed drills, Jenkins will be performing positional drills to show scouts at the combine that the explosion he'd had prior to the injury remains.