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Buccaneers re-sign cornerback Mike Jenkins

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The Tampa Bay Bucaneers have re-signed cornerback Mike Jenkins on a one-year deal, according to Luke Easterling. The former USF Bull was signed last year but spent most of the season on injured reserve, playing in just one game. Jenkins has been very inconsistent throughout his career, but he does have the physical tools to be a very good player. And in Lovie Smith's defense, he should at least be a quality backup.

With Johnthan Banks and Alterraun Verner playing well toward the end of last year, Jenkins is likely to be the team's third cornerback. They didn't use him as a slot cornerback last season, and the Bucs generally view that position as separate from the outside cornerbacks anyway, so they still have a need for a competent slot corner.

But bringing back Jenkins does fix the team's depth issues at outside cornerback, meaning they don't really need address that position in the draft, or in free agency.