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Patriots Release veteran WR Michael Jenkins

The New England Patriots released wide receiver Michael Jenkins. The Patriots took a chance on the veteran this off-season but he has fallen behind the likes of Josh Boyce, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins. Jenkins will have a hard time finding work initially but after more injuries occur during preseason, he’ll latch on somewhere. Off the cuff, a possible destination might...
Via FF Locker Room
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots cut WR Michael Jenkins

The New England Patriots have cut veteran wide receiver Michael Jenkins. They've also released offensive lineman Kevin Haslam and placed offensive lineman Tyronne Green on injured reserve. Both were longshots to make the team. The Patriots signed Jenkins on March 28 as a free agent from the Minnesota Vikings where he spent the past two seasons. He played the first seven seasons...
Via Fox Sports
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Release Wide Receiver Jenkins

  The New England Patriots released another veteran receiver.  This time it was 10 year vet Michael Jenkins. Jenkins was signed this offseason to help make over the Patriots  receiving corps.  While he started OTAs with the starting unit and training camp as well, an injury caused him to miss sometime. It is becoming more and more evident that the Patriots will be relying on...
Via CLNS Radio
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Release WR Michael Jenkins

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots have released veteran WR Michael Jenkins. Jenkins, 31, signed a one-year deal with the Patriots back in March, but was never guaranteed a roster spot. He offers plenty of size, but struggles to gain separation from opposing defensive backs. Rookies Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson appear to have played well enough during training...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Patriots Release Veteran Michael Jenkins After Impressive Summer From Rookie Wide Receivers

Michael Jenkins had an impressive spring with the Patriots, performing well in OTAs and mincamp, but once the team strapped the pads on, it quickly became obvious Jenkins was going to be passed by some rookie wide receivers. Jenkins was released by the Patriots on Thursday, as first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN. The impressive training camps of Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce and Kenbrell...
Via NESN.com
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Release WR Michael Jenkins

I guess we can squash all that talk about Tom Brady being frustrated with his young receiving corp. The New England Patriots, have released veteran wide receiver Michael Jenkins, clearing the way for those same young receivers to get even more work according to Ian Rapoport. A sign the Patriots like what they see from their young WRs? They will release veteran Michael Jenkins today...
Via Thacover2
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Release WR Michael Jenkins

I guess we can squash all that talk about Tom Brady being frustrated with his young receiving corp. The New England Patriots, have released veteran wide receiver Michael Jenkins, clearing the way for those same young receivers to get even more work according to Ian Rapoport. A sign the Patriots like what they see from their young WRs? They will release veteran Michael Jenkins today...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots release Michael Jenkins

Photo by @MikeReiss The New England Patriots have released veteran wide receiver Michael Jenkins, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With both Kembrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson having strong training camp’s,  the Pats clearly realize they don’t  need Jenkins.       Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Patriots release Michael Jenkins appeared...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots release Michael Jenkins

Patriots released veteran WR Michael Jenkins.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15, 2013 Big surprise! Not really though. Jenkins is a slower, older receiver who was never expected to be much more than a camp body. He had the primary reps with Brady at the beginning of minicamp, but since has fallen out of the rotation. The move is probably a good sign for the Patriots, as...
Via Patriots Life
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots not expected to play--ESPN Boston

Patriots not expected to play--ESPN Boston: Here’s a list of players that aren’t expected to play in New England’s preseason opener in Philadelphia: OFFENSE Wide receivers: Michael Jenkins, Mark Harrison Tight ends: Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Ford Offensive linemen: Dan Connolly, Marcus Cannon, Markus Zusevics, Tyronne Green, Kevin Haslam DEFENSE Defensive tackle: Armond Armstead...
Via Pats 360
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Lavelle Hawkins, Michael Jenkins, Kamar Aiken Among Patriots’ Wide Receivers Battling for Final Roster Spots

Tom Brady may still need some time to get everyone’s names down. The Patriots have nine new wide receivers on their roster as they roll on through training camp, and of the three who do have experience with Brady — Kamar Aiken, Julian Edelman and Matthew Slater — only Edelman has more than one career reception. A few spring practices and a handful of days in camp may have alleviated...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kenbrell Thompkins Earning First-Team Reps with Patriots

According to the Boston Globe, Patriots undrafted rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was impressive the last two days of training camp and earned repetitions with the starting unit.Fantasy Spin:Robert Burgess of the Globe said Thompkins has been "catching everything that comes his way." The Patriots are searching for receiving options behind Danny Amendola, and rookies...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow, Michael Jenkins Among Final Cuts in Pre-Training Camp Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection

It’s really here. Training camp is finally upon us. After months of not-so-patient waiting, the Patriots will take the practice fields at Gillette Stadium for the first time this weekend and start tuning up for the 2013 season. Tom Brady is looking at an entirely new offense ahead of him this season with no more Wes Welker or Aaron Hernandez as safety nets to throw to. He’ll...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Who is Kenbrell Thompkins?

Who is Kenbrell Thompkins? A 6'1, 193lb unknown and undrafted deep threat and possession receiver according to one scout. During minicamp the receiver position has been a huge focus with Michael Jenkins and Danny Amendola getting first team reps... along with (you definitely knew this one) Thompkins. Thompkins was signed along with a pool of undrafted free agents post draft...
Via Patriots Life
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jenkins Says Patriots’ Playbook Comes Easy With Hard Work, Extra Time

FOXBORO, Mass. – Michael Jenkins doesn’t have many wide receivers who have been in the Patriots’ system in the past to lean on. But he’s still seeming to pick up the offense pretty quickly. Jenkins and Danny Amendola have been working with Tom Brady the most since the beginning of OTAs. It might be unfair to call them the starters at this point, but they are getting the most...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jenkins’ Steady Hands, Reliability Could Give Patriots Wide Receiver Starting Role to Begin Season

When the Patriots signed wide receiver Michael Jenkins in late March, the transaction went through without much fanfare, but the tenth-year receiver could play a bigger role in the Patriots’ offense than some may have expected. Jenkins was working heavily with Tom Brady and Danny Amendola on the near-side of the field during the first week of OTAs. Sure, it’s only May, but it...
Via NESN.com
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jenkins Could Have Bigger Role in Patriots’ Offense Than Expected Based on First Week of OTAs (Podcast)

On Tuesday, the Patriots weren’t wearing pads or numbers on their jerseys, and they were practicing at three-quarters speed, so there wasn’t much to gain from the first week of OTAs available to the media. But it was notable to see which wide receivers Tom Brady was working closest with. Brady was throwing to Danny Amendola and Michael Jenkins on the near side of the field the...
Via NESN.com
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady working a lot with Amendola and Jenkins + more nuggets from OTAs

photo from Mike Reiss The Patriots held OTAs today and the media got to watch. As always, they passed along their astute observations on twitter which I've compiled and shared below. Danny Amendola, Vince Wilfork and Aqib Talib talked to the press after practice and Robert Kraft shared some quotes all the way from the owners meetings, where it was decided that San Francisco...
Via Patriots Life
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Dobson’s Nice Catch in Traffic Down Sidelines Among Highlights of Patriots’ Second Day of OTAs

Although Danny Amendola and Michael Jenkins were taking the most reps at wide receiver during OTAs on Tuesday, Aaron Dobson made the play of the day. The rookie wideout made a nice catch in traffic down the sidelines as the Patriots were going through their drills without pads and at three-quarters speed. Dobson was known for making spectacular catches in college at Marshall. It...
Via NESN.com
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jenkins doesn't foresee an issue in picking up Patriots offense

The New England Patriots offense is in renovation mode. After the departure of Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, they needed to heavily invest in giving Tom Brady someone to throw to. The most experienced of the additions is Michael Jenkins, signed as a Free Agent after leaving the Minnesota Vikings this offseason. And he believes he can succeed where other free agent WR additions...
Via Patriots Life
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jenkins looking to help the younger receivers on the Patriots

Photo by @MikeReiss After signing with the New England Patriots this offseason, Michael Jenkins is looking forward to helping the younger wide receivers this offseason. Jenkins, who has been considered a quiet-yet-solid locker-room presence in his time with the Falcons and Vikings, said he’s happy to lend a helping hand to rookies Aaron Dobson (2nd round) and Josh Boyce (4th round...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones, Jenkins enter Patriots' annual wideout battle on bubble

When the New England Patriots brought in receivers Donald Jones and Michael Jenkins earlier this offseason, their final roster spots were far from guaranteed. As were their contracts.And after New England drafted two wideouts in the first four rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, something will certainly have to give. As ESPN Boston notes, Jones and Jenkins are two of the dozen Patriots...
Via AFC East Daily
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Donald Jones & Michael Jenkins May Have To Compete For The Patriots No. 5 WR Job

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston writes that the Patriots recent decision to draft WRs Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce could force Donald Jones and Michael Jenkins to compete for the team’s final receiver spot. New England also signed Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman during free agency as well, so it seems likely that one of Jones or Jenkins will be released in the weeks leading up...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft Rounds 1-3: Who Will Land With New England Patriots?

With the 2013 NFL Draft just around the corner, it’s time to unveil team-by-team projections for the first three rounds before the three-day festivities kick into swing on April 25.  Here’s part six of the series on the New England Patriots. Photo Credit: Patriots.com Note: Though it’s highly unlikely that this team won’t trade up and/or down in the first three rounds...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Decide WR Core Not Bad Enough, Considering Moving Joe Webb

The Minnesota Vikings have had a bit of a tumultuous off-season when it has come to the wide receiver position. The team is looking at significant roster turn over for their pass catchers, as they've seen the likes of Percy Harvin traded to Seattle, Michael Jenkins leave via free agency for the Patriots, and receiving staple Devin Aromosahdu depart this off-season as well. The...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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