The Buccaneers have added some additional cornerback depth with the signing of former USF standout Mike Jenkins to one-year deal. Reports say the deal is for $1.5 million.
Jenkins visited the Buccaneers on Monday but left without a contract, and then reportedly visited the Cardinals on Tuesday.
The former USF Bull played his high school career for Bradenton Southeast before joining USF. Jenkins stellar career at USF earned him a first-round selection by the Dallas Cowboys in 2008 where he played for five seasons before joining the Raiders as a free agent last year.
In Dallas Jenkins played in 71 games but was plagued with some inconsistency. Jenkins rebounded in 2013 in Oakland where he started 15 games, recording 65 tackles, two interceptions, six pass breakups and one forced fumble.
Since the release of cornerback Darrelle Revis last Wednesday, Tampa Bay has added Titans Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner, and now Jenkins.
For his career Jenkins has compiled 226 tackles, 49 pass breakups, 10 interceptions and two forced fumbles.
In other free agency news, reports say that former Bears kick returner Devin Hester has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons. Hester was long rumored to be a target of head coach Lovie Smith after being drafted by Smith in Chicago, and Hester was vocal in displeasure with the firing of Smith by the Bears following the 2012 season.