NFL Free Agency 2014: Mike Jenkins visits Buccaneers

Donald Miralle

After missing out on Walter Thurmond III and a few other cornerbacks, the Bucs are taking a look at Mike Jenkins.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still want to upgrade their cornerback depth, as they're bringing in cornerback Mike Jenkins for a visit, according to Rand Getlin. The former USF product has been mediocre throughout his NFL career, once again grading negatively last season, per Pro Football Focus' measure -- although the relevance of those grades for defensive backs remains heavily in doubt.

Jenkins was infamously in play for the Bucs with their first-round pick in 2008, but the team soured on him after a pre-draft visit. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys instead, while the Bucs went with Aqib Talib. Jenkins is athletically very gifted, but has never been able to translate that into consistent, quality play. Which is why he's a free agent now, after signing a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders last year.

Still, he'd add some competition as a nickel cornerback for the Bucs, with Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks expected to be the starting cornerbacks. D.J. Moore, Danny Gorrer and Leonard Johnson provide more depth at the position.

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