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Few players who possess the kind of talent that Mike Jenkins does are placed on "the trading block" at such an incredibly young age. Yet, that's the fate of the Cowboys' Mike Jenkins after the team traded up to No. 6 to select LSU CB Morris Claiborne in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft.
USA Today featured a story in which Jerry Jones claimed his team had no intention of trading the frustrated corner.
But we've heard such things from Jones and other NFL personnel men before. Sometimes, teams remain true to their word. Other times, they don't.
Needless to say, the New Orleans Saints could use a solid second corner, which would allow them to keep Patrick Robinson at the nickel corner spot, where he's best.
And the best part of a potential deal for Jenkins is that he's still very young and on his rookie contract. If he doesn't work out, the Saints could move on without him in 2013. If he does, they have a lot of freedom with which to work in determining his fate.
As with any of these deals, it would obviously make the team deeper and likely better for the upcoming NFL season.