played 2013 in Oakland after spending five years in Dallas. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued a busy offseason Thursday, signing cornerback Mike Jenkins to a one-year deal. Jenkins is the tenth unrestricted free agent the Bucs have signed since the start of the new league year.
Jenkins spent last season in Oakland, where he started 15 games, recording 57 tackles and two interceptions. Before that, he spent five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, making a Pro Bowl appearance in 2009. In his career, Jenkins has started 63 games, amassing 226 tackles, 10 interceptions, 46 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
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Jenkins joins cornerback Alterraun Verner
, end Michael Johnson
, tackle Clinton McDonald
and linebacker Dane Fletcher
as new additions to a defense that already had a strong core in Gerald McCoy
, Lavonte David
, Adrian Clayborn
, Mark Barron
and Dashon Goldson
. The Bucs have also signed former Bears
quarterback Josh McCown
, as well as bringing Lovie Smith aboard as head coach.